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SAS OLAP studio

Can anyboby explain the details of the OLAP TOOL?
1. How the olap cube build in the studio? does this require the coding effort?
2.how the dimenssional model can be done? does this need coding effort?

3. any sas tool or other tool to perform the dimenssional modeling,
thanks, Message was edited by: jdk123
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Re: SAS OLAP studio

OLAP cubes may be built in a wizard driven environment with no coding required. You don't necessarily need to build a model in order to build the cube. The wizards will guide you through creating metrics, dimensions and hierarchies.

Documentation on OLAP is available here: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/olapug/59574/HTML/default/viewer.htm#a002255372.htm
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Re: SAS OLAP studio

When building OLAP cubes, you could use a star schema as input, which often is preferred from a performance standpoint.

There is no modelling tool in SAS. For modelling you could use tools like MS Visio or CA ERwin.

Once created, they can be imported/generated in SAS. For populating the dimensional model/star schema, the most appropriate tool (if available) is Data Integration Studio.

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