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Analysis Services Tutorials (SSAS)

This section contains tutorials for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services.

  • Tabular Modeling (Adventure Works Tutorial)
    This tutorial provides lessons on how to author a basic Analysis Services tabular model for the fictitious company, Adventure Works, by using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  • Multidimensional Modeling (Adventure Works Tutorial)
    This tutorial teaches the fundamental skills and concepts behind multidimensional modeling in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). When you are finished, you will have a cube database based on Adventure Works data that you can access from Excel, Reporting Services, or any other client application that connects to Analysis Services.

  • Tutorial: Create Your First PowerPivot Workbook
    This link takes you to a PowerPivot for Excel tutorial that teaches you how to create and use PowerPivot data in an Excel 2010 workbook. This tutorial is based on sample data that you download and use in Office 2010 and PowerPivot for Excel. No database or server products are required.

  • AdventureWorks Sample Databases on Codeplex
    This link takes you to the codeplex download page that has the AdventureWorks sample databases for SQL Server 2012.

  • AMO Code Sample for Creating Tabular Models Programmatically
    This link takes you to a Codeplex download page that has the AMO sample for SQL Server 2012.

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Tutorials
    Most of the SQL Server 2008 R2 tutorials work on a SQL Server 2012 server. If you are new to Data Mining, use this link to find the SQL Server 2008 R2 Data Mining Tutorials that also work with a SQL Server 2012instance of Analysis Services.

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Other Resources

TechNet WIKI: SQL Server 2012 Samples

Picnic Dataset (Sample Data)