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
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
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
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