MDX Essentials: Enhancing CROSSJOIN() with Calculated Members - Page 4

April 4, 2005

Process the Clone Cube

1.  Right-click the new MDX30 OPTIMIZE CROSSJOIN cube.

2.  Select Process... from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 4.

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Illustration 4: Select Process... from the Context Menu

The Process a Cube dialog appears, as depicted in Illustration 5, with the processing method defaulted to Full Process (as this is the first time the cube has been processed).

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Illustration 5: Full Process Selected in the Process a Cube Dialog

3.  Click OK to begin processing.

Processing begins. The Process viewer displays various logged events, then presents a green Processing completed successfully message, as shown in Illustration 6.


Illustration 6: Indication of Successful Processing Appears (Compact View)

4.  Click Close to dismiss the viewer.

We are now ready to further prepare the MDX30 OPTIMIZE CROSSJOIN cube, by adding a calculated member that we know to have existed in the now-missing production cube. This calculated member will also form the focus of our practice example, as it will provide the driver for our approach to optimizing the query we discussed earlier with the information consumers.








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