Hadi Fadlallah
connecting to SSAS OLAP cube using SSIS connection manager

Manipulating SSAS OLAP cubes using SSIS

February 12, 2020 by

There are many operations that we may run while working with OLAP cubes such as cube and partitions processing, executing administrative tasks, performing analysis and more… Three query languages that are used to run these operations: multidimensional expressions (MDX), data mining expressions (DMX) and XML for Analysis (XMLA). We can mainly write and execute these queries in SQL Server Management Studio, but many times we need to implement them within a flow that executes other tasks over other services (database engine, file system…)

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Jignesh Raiyani
Form to XML

XQuery examples to delete SQL XML documents

February 5, 2020 by

Delete operations over SQL XML should be possible with either erasing the XML document with the XML data type column or delete XML tag or attribute in the XML document using XQuery. The utilization of the XML data type with XQuery is tricky and significant in SQL Server.

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Emil Drkusic

Learn SQL: How to Write a Complex SELECT Query

February 4, 2020 by

In my career, I’ve heard many times, things like “How to write a complex SELECT query?”, “Where to start from?” or “This query looks so complex. How you’ve learned to write such complex queries?”. While I would like to think of myself as of a brilliant mind or genius or add something like “query magician” to my social network profiles, well, writing complex SQL wouldn’t be the only thing required to do that. Therefore, in this article, I’ll try to cover the “magic” behind writing complex SELECT statements.

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Jignesh Raiyani

Converting commas or other delimiters to a Table or List in SQL Server using T-SQL

January 31, 2020 by

Database developers often need to convert a comma-separated value or other delimited items into a tabular format. Delimiters include pipe “|”, hash “#”, dollar “$” and other characters. SQL Server compatibility level 130, and subsequent versions, support a string_split() function to convert delimiter-separated values to rows (table format). For compatibility levels under 130, developers have previously done this with a user-defined function, which incorporates a While loop or Cursor to extract the data.

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Prashanth Jayaram
The trend which proves the SQL is third top used tool

Introduction to SQL

January 29, 2020 by

Today, data is the basis of any business. The world of enterprise computing is the epitome of data-driven businesses. The importance of structured storage of data is unquestionably in the focus. And at this time, with the computing model quickly shifting towards the cloud, and storage costs falling rapidly, enterprises are leveraging data more and more to tune their businesses.

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Emil Drkusic
aggregate functions - the data model we'll use

Learn SQL: Aggregate Functions

January 28, 2020 by

SQL has many cool features and aggregate functions are definitely one of these features, actually functions. While they are not specific to SQL, they are used often. They are part of the SELECT statement, and this allows us to have all benefits of SELECT (joining tables, filtering only rows and columns we need), combined with the power of these functions.

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Dinesh Asanka
Dependancy Network tab in the Mining view in the Association Rule

Association Rule Mining in SQL Server

January 28, 2020 by

Association Rule Mining in SQL Server is the next article in our data mining article series in which we have discussed Naïve Bayes, Decision Trees, and Time Series until now. Association Rule Mining, also known as Market Basket Analysis, mainly because Association Mining is used to find out the items which are bought together by the customers during their shopping.

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