the Operation of the URL Action within the Cube Browser
the deployment of the project has been accomplished, we can fully leverage the Browser
that the Cube Designer makes available to us. We will do so by taking
the following steps:
Click the Browser
tab to initialize the Browser for the Designer, as depicted
in Illustration 5.
Illustration 5: Click
the Browser Tab ...
Once the Browser
loads, click the Reconnect button, as shown in Illustration 6.
Illustration 6: Click
the Reconnect Button ...
Lets perform a Browse
scenario to ascertain that our URL Action functions as expected. The Analysis
Services Browser is an extremely convenient place to accomplish this and
other examinations. (More in-depth details about use of the Browser, a
formidable tool within itself, are developed within other articles of this
series, in sections where the objectives, typically within verification
procedures, are to examine or analyze values, and other details, within the
cube tree appearing inside the Metadata pane, expand Measures.
Expand the Reseller
Sales folder, as depicted in Illustration 7.
Illustration 7: Exposing
Measures within the Cube Tree
Drag the Reseller
Sales Amount measure, followed by the Reseller Order Quantity measure,
to the area of the Browser canvas marked Drop Totals or Detail Fields
Here, as shown in
Illustration 8: Dragging
the Measures to the Browser Canvas ...
inside the Metadata pane, expand the Product folder.
the Product Categories hierarchy that appears in the expanding tree.
Add to Row Area from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 9.
9: Adding the Product Categories Hierarchy to the Cube Browser Row Axis
Expand the Date
folder in the Metadata pane,
10. Expand the Calendar folder
11. Expand the Date.Calendar hierarchy
that appears within the expanded Calendar folder.
12. Right-click the Calendar
Quarter level that appears.
13. Select Add to Column Area
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 10.
10: Adding Calendar Quarters to the Cube Browser Column Axis
The available Calendar
Quarters appear within the browsers column axis.