Erin Welker

Erin
Welker

Erin Welker is an independent Microsoft SQL Server consultant, author, trainer, and presenter, specializing in business intelligence and performance. She has been working with SQL Server since version 1.11.

Articles
Debugging and Logging in SSIS - 28 Mar 2008 1
Easily debug packages, Control Flow tasks, and Data Flow tasks and log package-execution information using the debugging and logging capabilities in SSIS.
Data-Type Conflicts 2
Find out how to assign a compatible data type to the data destination(s) early in the pipeline to avoid data-type conflicts.
Upgrade Your Analysis Services Terminology
The new terminology in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) can seem intimidating, but you can simplify it by using this vocabulary equivalency chart.
Scripting a Cube in XMLA
Virtually any object in Analysis Services 2005 can be scripted in XMLA. Here's a checklist for scripting objects and a sample script.
Moving Cubes from Analysis Services 2000 to 2005 2
Deciding to upgrade from Analysis Services 2000 to 2005 might be a no-brainer, but figuring out how to move your cubes can be a more complicated process. Here are some key concepts to help you decide whether to migrate or rebuild your cubes.

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