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Add Reference Dialog Box (SSAS)

Use the Add Reference dialog box in Business Intelligence Development Studio to add a reference to a Microsoft .NET Framework assembly or to another project to your development project. You can display the Add Reference dialog box by right-clicking the Assemblies folder of an Analysis Services project in Solution Explorer and selecting New Assembly Reference from the context menu.

Term Definition

.NET

Select this tab to add a reference to a registered component. This tab displays a grid that contains a list of registered .NET Framework components. Select one or more items from the grid, and then click Add to add the selected .NET components to Selected products and components. The grid contains the following columns:

Component name The full, or "friendly," name of the component. Select the title to sort by the component name.
Version The listed version number of the component. Select the title to sort by the version.
Runtime The version of the .NET Framework on which the component is based. Select the title to sort by the runtime version.
Path The file name of the component and the path where it is located. Select the title to sort by the path.
Column Description

Browse

Click to browse the file system for an assembly not listed in the .NET or Recent tabs. This tab displays the following options:

Look in Select a folder from this drop-down list. Selecting a folder from this list displays the contents of the folder in the primary pane.
Go to last folder visited Returns Look in to the previous location.
Up One Level Locates the next higher folder in the hierarchy.
Create New Folder Select to create a new child folder under the folder selected in Look in.
View Menu Select to change the view of contents in the primary pane. The following options are available:
  • Thumbnails
  • Tiles
  • Icons
  • List
  • Details
For more information about the options in View Menu, see the "Viewing files and folders overview" topic in the Microsoft Windows documentation.
Primary pane Displays the contents of the folder selected in Look in. Select one or more items, and then click Add to add the selected files to Selected products and components. For more information about the options and context menu in the primary pane, see the "Viewing files and folders overview" topic in the Windows documentation.
File name
Use this option to filter the files and folders that are displayed. Type a full or partial file name on which to filter. You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard. Type multiple file names (with each file name framed in double quotes (") and delimited by a space) to select multiple files. You can also select previously reviewed files by selecting a file name from the drop-down list.
Option Description
Locate Web servers and network computers by entering a URL or network path in File name. For example, "http://mywebsite" displays the files available at the "mywebsite" Web location and "\\myserver\myshare" displays the files available at the "myshare" location on "myserver".
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Files of type Use this option to filter the contents of the folder or directory selected in Look in for a particular file type.

Recent

Displays a list of component references recently added to projects in Business Intelligence Development Studio. Select one or more items from the grid, and then click Add to add the selected .NET Framework assemblies to Selected products and components. The grid contains the following columns:

Component name The full, or "friendly," name of the component. Select the title to sort by the component name.
Version The listed version number of the component. Select the title to sort by the version.
Runtime The version of the .NET Framework on which the component is based. Select the title to sort by the runtime version.
Path The file name of the component and the path where it is located. Select the title to sort by the path.
Column Description

Add

Click to add a component selected in the .NET, Browse, or Recent tabs to Selected projects and components.

Remove

Click to remove a component selected in Selected projects and components.

Selected projects and components

Displays a list of component references to be added to the Analysis Services project in Business Intelligence Development Studio. Select one or more items from the grid, and then click Remove to remove the selected components from the grid. The grid contains the following columns:

Component name The full, or "friendly," name of the component. Select the title to sort by the component name.
Version The listed version number of the component. Select the title to sort by the version.
Runtime The version of the .NET Framework on which the component is based. Select the title to sort by the runtime version.
Path The file name of the component and the path where it is located. Select the title to sort by the path.
Column Description
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