SSAS: Creating a Rowset action with the ExecuteSQL .Net stored procedure

A few weeks ago I did a post introduced the ExecuteSQL .net stored procedure for SSAS. Chris Webb asked if this function can be called from Excel 2007 when it is set this up as a rowset action and I figured that this would make a good topic for a blog post. So the following screen shots show how you would go about setting up such an action. As a quick example I cheated a bit and set up an Rowset action that calls the sp_who2 system stored procedure. This way I did not have a depedancy on any particular database. You don't have to use a stored procedure, you can use any sort of SQL command that returns a set of rows into a rowset action.

Below is how I setup the action:

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When you right click on a cell in a pivot table you will see the following:

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And clicking on the "Rowset Action" creates another sheet that looks like this:

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Since I posted about the ExecuteSQL function I have made a slight change to the code I checked into the ASStoredProcedure project on codeplex. I have now moved it into a separate "SQLQuery" project so that it compiles to it's own .dll file and does not have to be deployed with the same impersonation mode as the main ASSP assembly.

 

Print | posted on Thursday, July 2, 2009 7:42 AM