How can I obtain a listing of all the measures in a cube?

Experts,
I am totally new to the world of Dimensional Data Wharehousing. I have a need to generate a list of the measures of two cubes that are on my local machine. Can you offer a solution with clear instructions possibly?
TC72
TC72Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

mfreudenCommented:
If you connect to the cubes with microsoft excel, you can view all measures and dimenstions, then drag and drop the data on the cross-tab grid.

Is this what you are looking for?
0
TC72Author Commented:
Sorry, I do not have excel on this box.
Thanks,
TC72
0
mfreudenCommented:
Do you have SQL 2005 or 2008 "management Studio"?  If so, you can caonnect to Analysis services on your local box and see all aspects of the cube.
0
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

TC72Author Commented:
Yes I do.. However, I do not know what to look for in finding the 'measures'. I see the MesureGroups. But there are only around 5 groups. Is this what I am looking for? Are the names of these 'MeasureGroups' the only measures for the cube?
Thank you for your quick replies, and your assistance!

TC72
0
mfreudenCommented:
The Measure groups are the groupings of the various mesaures in the cube.  In order to see the actual Measures within the group, hightline ove othe the cubes listed in the tree-view, then click "New Query" at the top of Management Studio.

 A blank window will open the the right along with another tree-view pane of the actual cube.  Here you'll see a "measure" folder with all the individual measures listed.  The blank windoe to the right is where you would write an MDX query to quiery your cube.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
TC72Author Commented:
Whis worked perfectly. I opened up the SSMS and right clicked on the cube and selected query and the individual measures were listed in the left pane. Thank you SO much for your assistance.
0
TC72Author Commented:
Is there an MDX query I could use to retrieve the individual measures?
0
mfreudenCommented:
The only thing I can suggest is to right-click on the Cubename in the tree-view window, select "Browse" and then drag the top-level measure folder that's called "Measures" into the right-hand pane.  

0
mfreudenCommented:
This MDX will work as well...

select [Measures].allmembers on columns
from CubeName

0
TC72Author Commented:
Thanks again, you have come through. I think we are close. I have returned 247 columns with the values of each measure. Is there a query that would return the 'column' or measure names in a single column? I need to be able to select these and paste into document.
Thanks again,
TC72
0
mfreudenCommented:
You can't pull all Measures on "rows" unfortunately.  The only thin I can suggest, is to cut and paste the results with the 247 columns into excel.

Once in excel ,select the data once again, then on a new worksheet select "edit"-"paste special".  Inside of the "paste-special" window is a "transpose" checkbox.  Click this, and your data will be pasted with the columsn and rows reversed in the format you are looking for...
0
TC72Author Commented:
Great. Thank you for your assistance.  You have been very helpful.
Cheers!

TC72
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Databases

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.