Friday, 7 March 2014

Query SSAS from X++ using DMX

For one of our projects we needed to query data from SQL Server Analysis Service (SSAS). We choose DMX (Data Mining Extensions) to do that. Following code shows how to do it

static void QuerySSASUsingDMX(Args _args)
    str                                dmxConnectionString, dmxQuery, value;
    int                                i, rowCount;
    System.Data.DataTable              dataTable;
    System.Data.DataRowCollection      collection;
    System.Data.DataRow                row; 
    System.Object                      object;
    Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.AdomdConnection      adomdConn;
    Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.AdomdDataAdapter     adomdDataAdapter;
    dmxConnectionString = 'Data Source=SSAS_SERVER;Catalog=CafeAssociation';
    dmxQuery = 'Select flattened predictAssociation ([CafeAssociation].[v Cafe Assoc Seq Line Items], INCLUDE_STATISTICS, 20) from [CafeAssociation]';
    dataTable = new System.Data.DataTable();
    adomdConn = new Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.AdomdConnection(dmxConnectionString);
    adomdDataAdapter = new Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.AdomdDataAdapter(dmxQuery, adomdConn);
    collection = dataTable.get_Rows(); 
    rowCount = collection.get_Count();    
    for (i = 0; i < rowCount; i++) 
        row = collection.get_Item(i); 
        object = row.get_Item(0);
        value = object.ToString();
        info(strFmt('%1. %2', i+1, value));

Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient is not available in Dynamics AX and can be manually added to the "References" node in AOT.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties. Use code at your own risk.


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  2. Hello Naved,

    Thanks for the great article!

    I tried using your code and added references to Adomd client and System.Data assemblies. But AX is unable identify below classes:

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks Again,
    Michael Brown

    1. Hi Michael,

      System.Data.* should be available in AX natively as these are .NET data types and does not require adding any assembly. The above code should work on AX2012 (didn't test on any other version).


  3. Thank you so much for sharing this helpful code, which shows how to get query data from SQL Server Analysis Service for microsoft dynamics AX system, it's just what I was looking for.