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Browsing a Cube Using Excel



Once the cube is deployed and ready to host queries from the data store, client applications can start querying the cube. One of the most user friendly client tools for business users to query a cube is Microsoft Excel. It has a built-in interface and components to support GUI based connection, querying and formatting of data sourced from a cube. Business users can use the familiar interface of Excel and create ad-hoc pivot table reports by querying the cube without any detailed knowledge about querying a multi-dimensional data source. We will connect to the cube we just created using Excel and develop a very simple report using the cube data.

Last Update: 5/3/2011

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