Solved

Does it possible to use SSIS to retrieve data from a cube using MDX queries?

Posted on 2012-04-10
13
872 Views
Last Modified: 2016-02-15
Does it possible to use SSIS to retrieve data from a cube using MDX queries?  Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:thomaszhwang
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
13 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
ValentinoV earned 500 total points
ID: 37831965
SSIS allows data retrieval from any source for which you've got an OLE DB driver.  There is an OLE DB driver for SSAS, so yes, you can retrieve data from a cube.

On SSIS 2008, the driver is labelled "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Analysis Services 10.0".
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:huslayer
ID: 37832148
hi, yes as Valentino said, it could get the data from SSAS but not using MDX, just a straight load connection.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ValentinoV
ID: 37832238
Hey Jason,

Why not MDX?  I tried it out (using the regular OLE DB Source in the data flow) and it seems to work fine (if you ignore the warning)?

Regards,
V.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:huslayer
ID: 37832275
Hey Valentine,

Oh really! excuse my ignorance then, sorry...I should try it then

Thanks for letting me know that
Jason
0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ValentinoV
ID: 37832367
Repeat after me (x100): "I will try it out before commenting" ;)
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:huslayer
ID: 37832535
don't have time.... I'll cheat and use:     Replicate ("I will try it out before commenting", 100)
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ValentinoV
ID: 37832560
Good one! :)

Thomas: sorry to get a little off topic here, just let us know if you need further info on this.
0
 

Author Comment

by:thomaszhwang
ID: 37900435
whatever...
0
 

Author Comment

by:thomaszhwang
ID: 37916800
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Join & Write a Comment

Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.
Viewers will learn how the fundamental information of how to create a table.

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now