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Hi,

I built a dimensional model with the fact and dim tables populated and created a cube using SSAS 2008.

Now I would like to give the end user's the ability to drag and drop and slice and dice the data like you can using SSAS, however I'm not sure what tools are best for this.

I know Excel has powerpivot which can connect to cubes and/or to the dimensional model. I would like to create a template for them with all of the fields that they will need, publish it to sharepoint and then refresh the data as needed on a scheduled basis. This way, each time they open the workbook the measures/dimensions will be available for them to drag and drop and the data will be refreshed as well.

Are there any good sites that explain this process using excel powerpivot or does anyone have a different or better solution?

thanks

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scottcabral (10/30/2012)
Hi,

I built a dimensional model with the fact and dim tables populated and created a cube using SSAS 2008.

Now I would like to give the end user's the ability to drag and drop and slice and dice the data like you can using SSAS, however I'm not sure what tools are best for this.

I know Excel has powerpivot which can connect to cubes and/or to the dimensional model. I would like to create a template for them with all of the fields that they will need, publish it to sharepoint and then refresh the data as needed on a scheduled basis. This way, each time they open the workbook the measures/dimensions will be available for them to drag and drop and the data will be refreshed as well.

Are there any good sites that explain this process using excel powerpivot or does anyone have a different or better solution?


Doing a quick Bing search I see:

SSAS & Powerpivot
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg399165.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/powerpivot.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/analysisservices/archive/2010/03/12/comparing-analysis-services-and-powerpivot.aspx

Data refresh:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee210651.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/analysisservices/archive/2009/11/20/powerpivot-data-refresh.aspx

HTH,
Rob
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You can use a pivottable in Excel to connect to the SSAS datasource.
It works pretty much the same as the cube browser.



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I'm a fan of Pivot Grid Designer.

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