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Can I Build a SSAS Cube only by using Dimensions not by measures? Expand / Collapse
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Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:48 AM
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Hi Guys,
I just want to know, is it possible in SSAS to bulid a cube based on Dimensions not by Measures.

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Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:40 AM


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Why would you want to? That's like building a table only with columns not with rows.

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Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:12 AM
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I've built that, but you will need to turn those information to numbers in order to create measures. Cube without measure is impossible. Let's say u want to see number of some sold products, then you need to create new column and define 1, every sold product. Then you may sum them. Or simply you may use count to create new measure.
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Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:12 AM
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My question is also very similar . Can we have a dimension which act as a fact.
For example, say i am having a dimension System with hostname, ip address, device models, device type.
Hierarchy would be device models -> device type.
So, without the fact table, can i not find out how many hosts are there for a particular device models, the count of different device types under a device model ?
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Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:51 AM
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Why wouldn't you have a DimSystem that describes the systems as well as a FactSystem that has your measures (Count, # of users, uptime, ...)?

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