Paul Goldy


Paul Goldy, a mentor with Solid Quality Learning who has eight years of BI experience with Analysis Services, is a ProClarity implementation expert and coauthor of Financial Business Intelligence: Trends, Technology, Software Selection, and Implementation (Wiley and Sons, 2002).

Create Calculated Members That Are Elegant and Perform Well
It's not uncommon for MDX programmers to create an elegant calculated member, only to discover that it's so slow that it can't be used in queries against a full data set. Learn why performance problems can occur and ways to work around those problems.
Following the Rules with Reporting Services 2
Sometimes you need creative solutions to Reporting Services’ limitations when working with Analysis Services. Here’s a three-part fix that uses in-the-box features to create a solution that resides entirely in the report presentation layer.
April 2002 MDX Puzzle Solution Revealed 1
April's column showed how to summ the suppressed values in the Product dimension of FoodMart's Sales cube. Here's what the MDX for the Suppressed Unit Sales calculated measure looks like if you add an ALL OTHER BRAND record to each product subcategory.
The Non-Visible Level
Learn how to provide analysts with the summarized information they need while hiding confidential details.
Scaling and Decimal Accuracy
You can vary the accuracy of displayed numbers on a cell-by-cell basis by defining multiple calculated cells on the same range of cells. Learn how in this column.

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From the Blogs
Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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