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James is currently a Senior Business Intelligence Architect/Developer and has over 20 years of IT experience. James started his career as a software developer, then became a DBA 12 years ago, and for the last five years he has been working extensively with Business Intelligence using the SQL Server BI stack (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS). James has been at times a permanent employee, consultant, contractor, and owner of his own business. All these experiences along with continuous learning has helped James to develop many successful data warehouse and BI projects. James has earned the MCITP Business Developer 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2008, and MCITP Database Developer 2008, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. His blog is at .

Power View for Multidimensional Models Released

As a followup to my blog Power View for Multidimensional Models – Preview Available, the final version is now available via SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4.

So you can now create Power View reports against multidimensional models (the initial release only worked against tabular models).  This is achieved through native support for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) in Analysis Services multidimensional models.  Note that you will need to upgrade your Analysis Services instance and the Reporting Services add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Server (2010 or 2013) with this Cumulative Update to create Power View reports against your existing multidimensional cubes.

Also note that Power View in Excel (on-premise or in the cloud) is not able to connect to multidimensional models, but that ability is high on Microsoft’s priority list.

More info:

Power View connectivity for Multidimensional Models released

Power View for Multidimensional Models Released!

Configuring Power View Connectivity to Multidimensional

Analysis Services Multidimensional Now Works With Power View–And Why That’s Important

Understanding Power View for Multidimensional Models

Create a Shared Report Data Source Connection

Create a Power View Report with a Multidimensional Data Source

Understanding Multidimensional Model Objects in Power View

Explore the Adventure Works Multidimensional Model by using Power View


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