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Creating an Analysis Services Project

In the following task, you use SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to create a new Analysis Services project named Analysis Services Tutorial, based on the Analysis Services Project template. A project is a collection of related objects. Projects exist within a solution, which includes one or more projects. For more information, see Create an Analysis Services Project (SSDT).

To create a new Analysis Services project

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and then click SQL Server Data Tools.

    The Microsoft Visual Studio development environment opens.

  2. On the Start page of Visual Studio, click New Project.

  3. In the New Project dialog box, in the Installed Templates pane, expand Business Intelligence, and then select Analysis Services. Choose the Analysis Services Multidimensional and Data Mining Project template.

    Notice the default project name, location, and the default solution name are generated in the bottom of the dialog box. By default, a new directory is created for the solution.

  4. Change the project Name to Analysis Services Tutorial, which also changes the Solution name box, and then click OK.

You have successfully created the Analysis Services Tutorial project, based on the Analysis Services Multidimensional and Data Mining Project template, within a new solution that is also named Analysis Services Tutorial.

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