Creating an Analysis Services Project

In the following task, you use Business Intelligence Development Studio to create a new Microsoft 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 Defining an Analysis Services Project.

To create a new Analysis Services project

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and then click SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.

    The Microsoft Visual Studio development environment opens.

  2. On the File menu of Visual Studio, point to New, and then click Project.

  3. In the New Project dialog box, select Business Intelligence Projects in the Project types pane, and then select Analysis Services Project in the Templates pane.

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

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

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

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