The Baker’s Dozen: 13 Tips for Querying OLAP Databases with MDX

By | February 19, 2009

MDX is just like Transact-SQL, right? MDX is English-like and therefore easy to learn, right? Different software tools offer MDX generators and therefore I don’t need to learn MDX, right? MDX isn’t that popular, right?

Well, just like the punch line of the old Hertz car rental commercial, “Not exactly.” If your organization uses OLAP databases, you can add great value by knowing how to query OLAP databases using MDX queries. MDX is to OLAP databases as SQL queries are to relational databases. This article will cover common OLAP query requirements and MDX code solutions.

Bill Baker has created an article for MDX starter, a great startup. Read the whole article here:  DevX Article