Dimensions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

In Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, dimensions are a fundamental component of cubes. Dimensions organize data with relation to an area of interest, such as customers, stores, or employees, to users. Dimensions in Analysis Services contain attributes that correspond to columns in dimension tables. These attributes appear as attribute hierarchies and can be organized into user-defined hierarchies, or can be defined as parent-child hierarchies based on columns in the underlying dimension table. Hierarchies are used to organize measures that are contained in a cube. The following topics provide an overview of dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies.

Introduction to Dimensions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)Provides an overview of dimension concepts.
Attributes and Attribute HierarchiesDescribes attributes and attribute hierarchies.
User HierarchiesDescribes user-defined hierarchies of attributes.
Write-Enabled DimensionsDescribes write-enabled dimensions.
Dimension TranslationsDescribes translations of dimension meta data.

Dimensions in Multidimensional Models
Cube Objects (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

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