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Can Zentity function as a cube browser? RRS feed

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  • Haven't had the chance to download and install Zentity yet, but can someone tell me if it can connect to a SSAS instance ?  Is it capable of browsing cubes ala MDX queries or does it speak only SQL.  In other words, would I have to point it directly at the star schemas?

    -Bryan

    Friday, December 16, 2011 8:25 PM

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  • Zentity cannot connect to SSAS and cannot perform MDX queries. In fact Zentity is not an BI Application and it does not perform any kind "analysis" on the data. Zentity is a electronic repository for an enterprise mostly suited for the scientific community and research centers and has features mostly suited for it.
    • Proposed as answer by Kalnemi Monday, December 19, 2011 11:34 AM
    Monday, December 19, 2011 11:34 AM
  • Hi Bryan,

    I'm currently just getting started with Zentity, but I can tell you that in order to connect to cubes and the like you need to write custom code when loading your data. You can use the Data Webservice, but all the MDX heavy-lifting you need to write yourself. 

    HTH

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:39 PM