MDX Solutions: With Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
||Author: George Spofford|
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (20 July, 2001)
Sales Rank: 4,495
Average Customer Rating: 3.29 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Definitely not for beginners
I'm just starting to look at MDX and have a minimal background in T-SQL. This is not the book if you're in my shoes. It jumps to advanced topics much too quickly, uses terms that haven't been previously discussed, and doesn't give enough progressive examples. It just doesn't do a good job of building the basics before it starts jumping around and getting advanced.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Best MDX book available
Unlike Whitehorn this author clearly understands MDX. MDX semantics are complex and mudled but he tries to explain them. However, the result is still as not clear as it could be. What does the filter expression *really* mean...
Rating: 2 out of 5
*** MDX Solution didn't have the solutions ***
My company is a retail chain of 320 stores. I have been in and out of this book for more than two months. I have yet to find any solutions to my company's interest. Not one MDX example has paralleled a design that I am doing for my company. I recommend another MDX book.
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