Lesson 9: Defining Perspectives and Translations

Applies to: SQL Server Analysis Services Azure Analysis Services Power BI Premium

In this lesson, you learn to define perspectives and translations. You can define perspectives to reduce the apparent complexity of a cube, and define translations that let users view the cube metadata in the language of their choice.


Completed projects for all of the lessons in this tutorial are available online. You can jump ahead to any lesson by using the completed project from the previous lesson as a starting point. See Analysis Services samples to download the sample projects that go with this tutorial.

This lesson contains the following tasks:

Defining and Browsing Perspectives
In this task, you define and browse perspectives to simplify the view of the cube for specific users or uses.

Defining and Browsing Translations
In this task, you define and browse translations of specific metadata to certain languages.

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See Also

Analysis Services Tutorial Scenario
Multidimensional Modeling (Adventure Works Tutorial)
Perspectives in Multidimensional Models
Dimension Translations
Cube Translations
Translation support in Analysis Services