Someone on your team deployed a cube and gave you access to it. Now, as an IT developer on the team you want to know the calculation that was used for some of the measures. How do get it? You can email the contact person, right? Sure, but let me show you how you can decrease email back and forth using the following steps.
Note: it’s applicable to both multidimensional model as well as tabular model.
1. Open SSDT
2. File > Project > New
3. Installed Templates > Business Intelligence > Analysis services > Import from Server
4. You’ll get a dialog box, enter server name and the cube/model metadata that you want to import
5. In the solution explorer, you should be able to see the cube meta data! Now, you can go look at the measure calculation that you wanted to see, or may be the KPI rule? or something else in the cube that you needed to know.
In this post, I described how you can import SQL server analysis services cube/model from the server.