Question Which of the following about placing hierarchies in the report template is true? A. You can only place one hierarchy in the report template. B. The report level is always resolved to the lowest level attribute in the hierarchy. C. You can use user hierarchies as well as the System Hierarchy on the template. […]

Attribute Roles The support of attribute roles is among the most requested features in the schema/modeling area. It is the result of a common modeling practice where two or more attributes are defined using the same lookup table and column. When these attributes are placed on the same report, the result may return no data. […]

Bryan Brandow (photo, right), a Data Engineering Manager for a large social media company, is one of my favorite bloggers out their in regards to thought leadership and digging deep into the technical aspects of Tableau and MicroStrategy. Bryan just blogged about triggering cubes and extracts on his blog. Here is a brief synopsis. One […]

Readers: In my last blog post, I blogged about the new MicroStrategy Community. Jaime Perez, VP of Worldwide Customer Services, and his crew have come up with a better way for us to engage with MicroStrategy as well as his team. Speaking of Jaime, last June, he posted this great tip on the MicroStrategy Knowledgebase […]

Readers: Bryan Brandow, has posted his second new post on his new blog, Bryan’s BI Blog and it is a doozy. Bryan does an in-depth comparison of MicroStrategy vs. Tableau. Here is a link to the MicroStrategy vs. Tableau post. Best Regards, Michael  

With the release of MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise 9.4.1, the Analytical Engine logic has been enhanced with respect to joining data from multiple datasets in a Report Services Document. One of the features that is available with this release is the ability to use objects (e.g., attributes, metrics) from multiple datasets in a single grid in […]

Question Which type of Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) would you use if your data was time dependent and you do not require historical comparisons? A.  Like vs. Like B.  As Is vs. As Was (Type II) C.  As Is vs. As Is (Type I) D.  As Is vs. As Was Answer C.   As Is vs. […]