Lesson 2: Defining and Deploying a Cube

After you define a data source view in your Microsoft Analysis Services project, you are ready to define an initial Analysis Services cube.

You can define a cube and its dimensions in a single pass using the Cube Wizard. Alternatively, you can define one or more dimensions and then use the Cube Wizard to define a cube that uses those dimensions. If you are designing a complex solution, you generally start by defining the dimensions. For more information, see Designing Dimensions or Designing Cubes.


A completed project through Lesson 1 is available by downloading and installing the samples. For more information, see Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases.

This lesson contains the following tasks: