How to: Make a Copy of a Mining Model (Analysis Services - Data Mining)

This procedure describes how to make a copy of a mining model.

This is useful when you want to quickly create several mining models that are based on the same data. You can then edit the copy of the model by changing parameters or adding a filter.

For example, if you have a Customers table that is linked to a table of purchases by customer, you might create separate mining models for each customer demographic, such as age or region. Or, you could create separate mining models based on the products that customers purchase, or models that group customers by total annual purchase amount.

To create a related mining model

  1. In Business Intelligence Development Studio, in Solution Explorer, click the mining structure that contains the mining model.

  2. Click the Mining Models tab.

  3. Select the model, and right-click to open the shortcut menu.


    Select the model. On the Mining Model menu, select New Mining Model.

  4. Type a name for the new mining model, and select an algorithm. Click OK.

To edit the filter on the copied mining model

  1. Select the mining model.

  2. In the Properties window, click the text box for the Filter property, and the click the build (…) button.

  3. Change the filter conditions.

    For more information about how to use the filter editor dialog boxes, see How to: Apply a Filter to a Mining Model.

  4. In the Properties window, in the AlgorithmParameters text box, click Set algorithm parameters, and change algorithm parameters, if desired.

  5. Click OK.

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