Introduction to SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services: Working with the Cube Editor - Page 9

November 11, 2002


We should now have each dimension in place, with no levels under each. We will add dimension levels from the dimension tables in the next steps.

20.  Drag the following fields from the time_by_day table over to drop onto the Calendar.Time dimension folder, in the order shown:

  • the_year
  • quarter
  • the_month
  • the_date

Dragging the fields onto the folder in the order above will result in their alignment as shown below:



Illustration 36: Calendar.Time Dimension with New Member Additions


21.  Right-click on each of the above newly added dimension members and rename each, respectively, to the following:

  • Calendar Year
  • Calendar Quarter
  • Calendar Month
  • Date

22.  Drag the account_num field from the customer table over to drop onto the Customer dimension folder.

23.  Right-click on the newly added account_num member and rename it as Account No.

24.  Drag the sku field from the product table over to drop onto the Product dimension folder.

25.  Right-click on the newly added sku member and rename it as SKU.

The modified dimension section of the cube tree appears as shown below:



Illustration 37: The Newly Modified Dimensions in the ANSYS05 Cube Tree


26.  Click the Calendar.Time dimension to highlight/select it.

27.  Click the Advanced tab of the Properties pane.

28.  Change the Type field for the Calendar.Time dimension to Time, as shown below.



Illustration 38: The Calendar.Time Dimension Advanced Properties


29.  Click the Calendar Year level to highlight/select it.

30.  Click the Advanced tab of the Properties pane.

31.  Change the Level Type field for the Calendar Year level to Years, as shown in the following illustration.



Illustration 39: The Calendar.Time Dimension, Calendar Year Level Advanced Properties


32.  Click the Calendar Quarter level to highlight/select it.

33.  Click the Advanced tab of the Properties pane.

34.  Change the Level Type field for the Calendar Quarter level to Quarters, as shown in the following illustration.



Illustration 40: The Calendar.Time Dimension, Calendar Quarter Level Advanced Properties


35.  Click the Calendar Month level to highlight/select it.

36.  Click the Advanced tab of the Properties pane.

37.  Change the Level Type field for the Calendar Month level to Months, as shown in the following illustration.



Illustration 41: The Calendar.Time Dimension, Calendar Month Level Advanced Properties


38.  Click the Date level to highlight/select it.

39.  Click the Advanced tab of the Properties pane.

40.  Change the Level Type field for the Date level to Days, as shown in the following illustration.



Illustration 42: The Calendar.Time Dimension Date Level Advanced Properties


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