Querying SSAS Cube with MDX from SSIS

cool!

Dietmar Hoffmanns BI Blog

 

Originally from http://bisherryli.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/ssis-113-querying-ssas-cube-with-mdx-from-ssis/

I worked on a SSIS package a few months back to retrieve data from a SSAS cube with MDX queries. A co-worker recently is developing a SSIS package to perform a similar task, but couldn’t get the SSIS package to work. The data flow was lost somewhere and the package could never finish the data loading.

This is what it will look like in the Data Flow task. The OLE DB Source will stay yellow forever.

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I couldn’t remember right away how my SSIS package was configured to make the data flow work. I had to find my old SSIS package and open it to refresh my memory.

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