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Can SSAS MDX Query be used in a: 1. Stored Procedure  2. Function (Table?)

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We have a section of our company (National) that creates MDX Queries using SSAS. We are a separate region but would like to take their MDX logic that is created on a National level and use this MDX Query in our local Regional Stored Procedures and Functions.

Is this possible?k

I think the main question is: Can MDX be used to access data withing Stored Procedures and/or Functions... to produce "datasets" for further use in pulling in data using T-SQL...?
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There is a method to use MDX from within T-SQL but it's not very straightforward.

The first step is to set up a linked server from your SQL Server to your SSAS server.  Once you've got that you can use OPENQUERY() to execute the MDX, syntax goes like this:

SELECT * FROM OPENQUERY(YourLinkedServer, 'Your MDX SELECT statement')

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There are some interesting examples in the following article: MDX + T-SQL: Combining relational and multi-dimensional data into one query result set
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