Viewing XMLA - SSAS

Hello there

I'm new to SSC so please go easy on me ;o)

Background: I have a project where I am to deconstruct a bunch of SSRS and SSAS. SSRS was nice and easy, but I have come to look at the SSAS cubes that I have been sent which are in XMLA format.

In the past, I have always been the one writing the Cubes, but now, when all I have is an XMLA file, with over 33,000 lines of code in it, I'm getting a little worried.

My question is this; Is it possible for me to view the file in an IDE (Visual Studio)? or am I going to have to just read all the XML to get the information I require?


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asked Feb 21, 2011 at 01:45 AM in Default

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Hi, if it is a completely scripted database into XMLA, then you can run it against SSAS server and it will create the database (datasources, dimensions, cubes) on the SSAS server. (probably you will need access to the datasources when you will be deploying the script to the SSAS server.

Then you can import the database into the BIDS.

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answered Feb 21, 2011 at 04:09 AM

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