Data Prep Editor

Data Prep Editor Used to Extract Soruce File and Create Rules Files (.rul) for Dimension Building and Data Loading. Supported Data Sources : Analytic Services supports the following types of data sources: ●Text files (flat files) from text backups or external sources. ●SQL data sources. ●Analytic Services export files. Export files do not need a rules file to load. ●Microsoft Excel files with the .XLS extension, Version 4.0 and higher. ●Microsoft Excel files, Version 5.0 and higher. Load as client objects or files in the file system. ●Spreadsheet audit log files. Note: If you are using Administration Services Console to load data or build an outline, spreadsheet files are not supported if the Administration Server is installed on a computer with a UNIX operating system. Rules File : Usage: A rules file specifies the changes Analytic Services should make to data and members from a data source while loading them into the Analytic Services database. The data source is not changed.

2. The data source is not changed. 7. 3. Create a new rules file. After you set up the rules file. 4. The data source is not changed. Validate the rules file. Save the rules file. 3. Set the file delimiters for the data source. set record and field operations to change the members in the data source during loading. 4. Save the rules file. Select a build method. field. use the data source and rules file to perform a dimension build. To create a data load rules file: 1. set record. Create a new rules file. Validate the rules file. . If necessary. 9. If necessary. Set field type information. Set the file delimiters for the data source.Creating a Dimension Build Rules File : Usage: A dimension build rules file specifies how to process the dimensions and members in the outline during a dimension build. If you are creating a new dimension. Creating a Data Load Rules File : Usage: A data load rules file tells Analytic Services how to handle data values in the data source during a data load. After you set up the rules file. To create a dimension build rules file: 1. use the data source and rules file to load data values into the Analytic Services database. and data operations to change the data in the data source during loading. including field type. 8. name the dimension. 2. field number. change or set the properties of members and dimensions you are building. 6. 5. 5. and dimension. If necessary.

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