MDX functions based on time

A bit of MDX to start the week, it feels good?

As you have already seen in the title, the purpose of this article is to share with you some time-based MDX functions that are very useful.

Time is an essential component for business analysis. Analysts interpret the state of the business now, often compared to what it was in the past, in order to understand what it might be in the future.

To support this, Analysis Services provides a number of time-based MDX functions, here are some of them:

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ADOMD.NET?

In this article we will see how to use ADOMD to interact with an Analysis Services cube.

ADOMD.NET is an extension of ADO.NET. It is a data provider Microsoft .NET Framework that is designed to communicate with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

Using this extension, we can read the multidimensional schema, query cubes, and retrieve results.

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