How to Manage the Analysis Libraries


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager

You can use the following procedure to manage the analysis libraries in the Service Manager console in System Center 2012 – Service Manager. The analysis libraries are file storage areas, such as network shares, Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths, and Microsoft SharePoint. The libraries are used to house Microsoft Excel data files, which are generated from Microsoft Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data cubes. When they are saved to an analysis library, you can easily access Excel files and the cube data they connect to without having to open the Service Manager console. Instead, you can open the storage location directly or from the Reporting workspace.

You might want to create many analysis library folders for different departments in your organization.

In order to add a new analysis library folder, the underlying shared folder or other sharing location must already exist and you must have permission to write to it.

To manage an analysis library folder

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Data Warehouse, expand the Data Warehouse node, and then click Analysis Libraries.

  2. In the Tasks pane, click Add Library Folder.

  3. In the Add Library Folder dialog box under Name, type a name for the new analysis library folder. For example, type Incident Management Analysis Library.

  4. Under Description, type a description that identifies the type of information that the folder will contain. For example, type This folder contains saved incident management-related workbooks.

  5. Under UNC Path, type the path that represents the library folder. An example might resemble \\computer1\IncidentManagmentReports\. You can also click Browse to search for a location.

See Also

Using OLAP Cubes for Advanced Analytics