Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 
        
Home       Members    Calendar    Who's On


Add to briefcase

Can I Build a SSAS Cube only by using Dimensions not by measures? Expand / Collapse
Author
Message
Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:48 AM
Valued Member

Valued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued Member

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:03 AM
Points: 64, Visits: 390
Hi Guys,
I just want to know, is it possible in SSAS to bulid a cube based on Dimensions not by Measures.

Thanks
Post #1163736
Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:40 AM


SSCrazy

SSCrazySSCrazySSCrazySSCrazySSCrazySSCrazySSCrazySSCrazy

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Yesterday @ 3:51 PM
Points: 2,055, Visits: 8,459
Why would you want to? That's like building a table only with columns not with rows.

Drew


J. Drew Allen
Business Intelligence Analyst
Philadelphia, PA



How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help.
Make sure that you include code in the appropriate IFCode tags, e.g. [code="sql"]<your code here>[/code]. You can find the IFCode tags on the left when you are writing a post.
How to Post Performance Problems
Post #1163989
Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:12 AM
Valued Member

Valued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued MemberValued Member

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Friday, January 30, 2015 1:15 AM
Points: 53, Visits: 916
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.
Post #1165121
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:12 AM
Forum Newbie

Forum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum NewbieForum Newbie

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:56 AM
Points: 1, Visits: 1
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 ?
Post #1350721
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:51 AM
Ten Centuries

Ten CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen CenturiesTen Centuries

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:27 AM
Points: 1,286, Visits: 1,388
Why wouldn't you have a DimSystem that describes the systems as well as a FactSystem that has your measures (Count, # of users, uptime, ...)?

Rob
Post #1350891
« Prev Topic | Next Topic »

Add to briefcase

Permissions Expand / Collapse