Category Archives: Syndication

Standard Deviations with CTE in SQL

I was working with a client recently getting the number of standard deviations a student was off the average number of suspensions. I accomplished this with two Common Table Expressions, (CTE). The first CTE gets the standard deviation and the … Continue reading

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SSRS – Creating Drill Through reports with MDX

If you are reporting from a Cube in SSRS and you want to drill through to another report you can set up actions just like any other drill through except one small change. The parameter you pass to the drill … Continue reading

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SSIS – Using Kill with SP_Who to Break locks

The dreaded table lock can occur and cause your SSIS packages to fail. A popular request I receive asks “How can I get rid of these table locks?” This blog will show you how to build a package that will … Continue reading

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SSAS Trending KPI

KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) in Analysis Services are a great way to show visually if a measure is trending in right direction based on previous levels. If you want to show a measure has increased or decreased since last month, … Continue reading

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SSAS Reporting Action with Date Parameters

Reporting Actions in Analysis Services allows you to open a report in Reporting Services. Most of the time users want to pass in some parameters to the report so it shows the relevant data. If the parameter name matches the … Continue reading

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SSAS – Using the Euro or Pound currency Symbol in a measure Format String

If you have a set of measures and some of them are US dollars, some are Euros, and some are UK Pounds, you want to format them correctly in SSAS. First you will need to know the ASCII command to … Continue reading

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SSAS Dynamic KPI from a table

KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) in Analysis Services are a great way to show visually if a measure is above or below a goal. Managing the goal numbers can be a headache because they made need to be updated often. By … Continue reading

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