Using Report Builder against SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services – some things to watch out for

Last week I was presenting at Devweek on Analysis Services. As part of that I created a cube which I reported against using:

– The browser in AS
– A report generated in Report Designer
– An Excel sheet using PivotTables
– A web page saved from Excel using Office Web Components
– and finally, a report built in Report Builder.

Using Report Builder against a cube in Analysis Services proved “interesting” while I was preparing and I did get some funnies including reports that took a very long time to run. Turns out there is a nice KB on some of the things I came up against:;en-us;899825 

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