Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 6-30. The New Data Source screen
Take a moment to find your way around the Dashboard Designer application—you’ll spend a lot of time here!
At the top is a ribbon menu system that works like any Office 2013/Office 2010 application. The options that appear
in the ribbon will change as the context of the central window changes.
On the left side of the window is the Workspace Browser, which is a tree listing the contents of the workspace.
Currently, this list shows one workspace file called Untitled Workspace, one SharePoint list called Data Connections,
and one item within that list—a data source currently named New Data Source.
The editor for the item selected in the list on the left is displayed in the center window where changes can be
made. This window will have a set of tabs across the top based on the type of object being edited. The Properties tab
is common to all objects and is used to name and organize objects within the workspace.
To the right of the center window are panels that list the objects within the workspace that are related to the
In the center window, under New Data Source ➤ Connection Settings ➤ Use Standard
Connection, enter the name of the SSAS server instance containing the AdventureWorks
OLAP cubes in the Server text box.
Select the “Adventure Works DW” SSAS database from the Database list.
At the bottom of Connection Settings, select the Adventure Works cube from the Cube list.
Note the defaults for the Data Source Settings panel, but don’t make any changes.
Switch to the Properties tab in the center window.
Enter “Adventure Works” for the name of the data source.
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