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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  06:25:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Apologies for a beginner question. I have a large db which has several SSAS cubes running from it from an olap instance. An external vendor needs to look at one of the backed up cubes in abf format to do some loading tests but cannot do so with production data. The cube contains around 200 partitions and is around 4 gbs in size so its on a big scale. I need to end up with an abf with dummy/randomised data all the way through the partitions in just one column. Any ideas on the best way to approach this?

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Posted - 11/13/2013 :  08:00:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
recreate the cube stricture in your test/qa using XMLA scripts from production for dimensions,measure groups and then process it with some indicative data. Finally take backup and send it across.

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Edited by - visakh16 on 11/13/2013 08:02:13
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