Creating an Analysis Services Database
To generate a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services database and associated objects on an Analysis Services instance, you can either create a new, empty Analysis Services database in SQL Server Management Studio, or create and deploy an Analysis Services project in Business Intelligence Development Studio.
You can use Business Intelligence Development Studio in online mode to define objects on an existing Analysis Services database, but you must first create an Analysis Services database using the methods described earlier in this topic. You cannot create an Analysis Services database from Business Intelligence Development Studio in online mode.
For more information about how to create an Analysis Services database, see How to: Create an Analysis Services Database using SQL Server Management Studio and How to: Create an Analysis Services Project Using the Analysis Service Project Template.