Recommended SSAS whitepapers

January 31, 2011

Vidas Matelis had put out a very good post with a great SSAS Whitepaper list. I strongly recommend you check it out as it summarizes some very important info about Management and Maintenance of SSAS. If you’re intrigued about what SSAS Maestro is, it's a program incorporated from lessons learned at SQLCAT and given by Solid Quality Mentors. The description sounds fascinating! I admit I’m slightly jealous at anyone going, but I believe the information will be gradually available to more and more people. In the meanwhile, go brush up on SSAS management and maintenance through the whitepapers.

Problem updating Report Builder 1.0 Model in SQL Server 2008 R2

January 6, 2011

So, as you may have gathered from the previous post, we installed SQL Server 2008 R2 in the municipality not too long ago. And yes, that led to all sort of problems... One of the main problems that all of us encountered, was that we couldn't update our report models. Yes, we could start a new Report Builder 1.0 Project. We could define a DSV and autogenerate a Report Model. But then, if we added a table to the DSV or new columns were added to an existing table, and then we would run an Autogenerate on the Report Model...

Error Message When Using a New Feature in SSRS 2008 R2

January 4, 2011

We installed SQL Server 2008 R2 about 2 months ago, and I recently tried to use a new feature in Reporting Services 2008 R2. I used the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to open a new Report Server Project. After creating a data source I also defined a shared dataset (a new feature to SSRS 2008 R2). I put some of the fields into a table and tried to run the report (still inside the BIDS).  But I failed with an error: The report preview failed because the report could not be built. Read the errors, warnings and messages in...