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

Does it possible to use SSIS to retrieve data from a cube using MDX queries?  Thanks.
thomaszhwangAsked:
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
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".
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
hi, yes as Valentino said, it could get the data from SSAS but not using MDX, just a straight load connection.
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
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.
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
Hey Valentine,

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

Thanks for letting me know that
Jason
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
Repeat after me (x100): "I will try it out before commenting" ;)
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
don't have time.... I'll cheat and use:     Replicate ("I will try it out before commenting", 100)
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
Good one! :)

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