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SSAS Analysis Services Cube Deployment Methods

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SSAS Cube Deployment

There are many to deploy cube objects (or) cubes
b) Deployment wizard
c) XMLA Script
d) Synchronize Database wizard
e) Backup and Restore
f) Analysis Management Objects(AMO)
Recommended Use
BIDS       Deploying the latest changes to your local server for                                                           Testing
Deployment Wizard       Deploying to a Test (or) production environment when                                                        you need more granular control
XMLA Script                                 

Scheduling a Deployment task

Scheduling a Deployment task
Synchronize database wizard
synchronizing two cubes, such as a staying cube and a production cube
Backup and Restore Moving a cube from one server to another

Analysis management objects(AMO

Handling deployment programmatically


Output path:- bin/
Processing option: Default
Transactional deployment: Fal
Database:  Text__fact__cube__DB
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Deployment wizard:

                    Now the “analysis service database” deploys in the specified in the server.

Note:- This wizard deploys (.as database) analysis services database file, as created in the output directory by project build
Using XMLA Script:
  • XMLA refers to “XML for analysis services”
  • This is the frequently used mechanism in real time.
  • It contains cube name, server name, dimension, fact tables and their attribute names etc..Objects information.

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Related Page: How to Create Cube in SSAS

This information is used to modify/add current /new settings.
1) Navigation:-  (Creating a SMLA Script file)
Go to the file & monitor the Details.
2) Using XMLA Script:-
  • Go to XMLA script file
  • Do the changes whatever required, save file
  • SSMS → open → file → specify XMLA script file path → open
  • Execute the script
  • Observe the cube database in the specified server according to the settings.

Backup and Restore

a) BACKUP:- SSMSà analysis services à cube database à RC backupà
backup file: 9AM new.abf Browse
Password: VINAY
CONFIRM password: VINAY à ok
b) RESTORE:- Analysis services → Database → RC → Restore-
Backup file: Browse to 9 AM – new abf
Restore database: VINAY _ 9AM_NEW
Password: VINAY                       
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