This post is a teaser for an article I just published to SQL Server Pro Magazine. This is the third and not the final article about using Datazen to build mobile dashboards and business intelligence solutions. The entire article is available here.
A few months ago, shortly after Microsoft announced their acquisition of the Datazen mobile dashboard product, I wrote two articles titled Getting Started with Datazen and Setting Up a Datazen Server. Datazen is a simple dashboard tool with native apps for all the major mobile device platforms. I mentioned that the tool had shortcomings with Analysis Services as a data source. When writing MDX queries, it was necessary to create calculated members for all of the row members and place them on the columns axis. An update released in August, 2015 improved the MDX query functionality where the work-around is no longer necessary. In this article, I’ll demonstrate a pair of drill-through dashboards using MDX queries and navigation that pass parameters to an MDX query. The is an overview rather than a tutorial. My focus is on queries, parameters and drill-through commands and not so much the dashboard layout. In the next article, I’ll show you how to go one step further and drill-through to an operational report created with Reporting Services.
A Quick Tour
To set the stage, my dataset is the airline on-time performance database from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics…