SSAS Analysis Services Cube Deployment Methods

SSAS Cube Deployment

There are many to deploy cube objects (or) cubes
  2. Deployment wizard
  3. XMLA Script
  4.  Synchronize Database wizard
  5. Backup and Restore
  6. Analysis Management Objects(AMO)
Option       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 taskSynchronize database wizard 
synchronizing two cubes, such as a staying cube and a production cube
Backup and RestoreMoving a cube from one server to another

Analysis management objects(AMO

Handling deployment programmatically

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Output path:- bin/



Processing option: Default

Transactional deployment: Fal



Database:  Text__fact__cube__DB


Deployment wizard:

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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