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Sherry Li's BI Corner

Always wanting to publish novels, but having the fortune to work in the data warehouse corner of technology, Sherry Li started to write the mysteries of the Microsoft Business Intelligence. She writes everything from T-SQL to MDX, ETL to Expressions to Scripting, Reporting to Cubes. You can find her writings at bisherryli.wordpress.com.

Archives: January 2013

MDX #24 – Leave out a dimension member using Except() Function

Functions such as NonEmpty(), Filter() and Exists() must use a numeric expression

Many of the MDX functions, such as NonEmpty(), Filter() and Exists(), seem to be easy enough to use, but they present quite a challenge for people with T-SQL background. The common theme among them is that they all… Read more

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Posted in Sherry Li's BI Corner on 17 January 2013

SSRS #73 – Use Calculated Field to Dynamically Set Default for Parameters

Calculated Field has existed in Reporting Services since version 2005. SSRS 2005 did not have the most attractive user interface design, so this pretty useful feature stayed hidden from me until version 2008.

Even in SSRS 2008, I did not pay much attention to it until I started to write… Read more

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Posted in Sherry Li's BI Corner on 4 January 2013