It just works–but why? (via Chris Webb’s BI Blog)

A good read from Chris Webb.

It just works–but why? One of the things that often confuses people when they learn MDX is the way that certain queries seem to work without them understanding why. This is because MDX tries to be helpful – and I would say too helpful – in correcting your mistakes for you by applying functions to objects, and casting objects to other objects, without you knowing to avoid raising an error. This might seem like a useful thing to do but in the long run I think it stops pe … Read More

via Chris Webb's BI Blog

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