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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

Am I missing something here?  I feel like this is easy, but I can't figure out how to do it...

Say I build a cube (using OLAP Cube Studio) with a date dimension – I’ve selected a sas format of ‘yymmn6.’ (ie. yyyymm) for display purposes.

A user opens up the cube and decides for his report, he would prefer the date to show in a different format.  Whatever it is – say, date9….  How would the user go about changing that?  

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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

Which tool are you referring to  when you say 'user opens up the cube ..'

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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

EG.

Contributor RSB
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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

I guess You can create a calculated member from an existing member and while creating you can apply a format on It. Or you can slice a cube into a sas dataset and apply the format on the dataset.

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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

If you navigate to the view you are interested in from EG Cube Viewer, you can create a slice that outputs that view to a work data table. Then the formats/reports/etc can be customized using a query builder or other task off of that data table.

A sample of this is discussed in the SAS Global Forum paper: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2008/044-2008.pdf on page 8.

~ Angela Hall

http://blogs.sas.com/content/bi

Regular Learner jch
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Simple EG Cube manipulation - applying a sas format??

I don't believe you are able to choose another format, than those used when creating the cube. So you have to make Member Properties in Olap Cube Studio where you define other formats. In EG when using then cube, you can then choose "show member properties" and select one of the other defined formats. RSBs answer is correct as well, but I believe Member Properties are more useful because you don't create more members (variables).

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