Readme for AMOAdventureWorks Sample

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This sample works only with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2005.
AMOAdventureWorks is a sample C# program that illustrates the use of the Analysis Management Objects (AMO) to create complex OLAP cubes.
Default location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Analysis Services\Programmability\AMO\AMOAdventureWorks


This sample creates a subset of the functionality of the AdventureWorks cube located in the AdventureWorks Analysis Services Project.




The SQL Server Analysis Services sample uses the following features.

Application Area Features
AMOAdventureWorks AMO


Before you run this sample, you should have the following software installed:
  • Microsoft SQL Server, which includes the following components:
  • SQL Server Database Engine
  • Analysis Services
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Business Intelligence Development Studio
  • Two sample databases: AdventureWorksDW (data warehouse) and AdventureWorksAS (OLAP)
  • Analysis Services samples
  • An updated version of AdventureWorks database is also available for download on the SQL Server Developer Center Web page.
  • An updated version of the SQL Server Database Engine samples is also available for download on the SQL Server Developer Center Web page.
  • .NET Framework SDK 2.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You can obtain .NET Framework SDK free of charge. See Installing the .NET Framework SDK in SQL Server Books Online.
SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio is not supported on computers that run the Itanium-based platform; the 64-bit development environment is supported on x64-based platforms. SQL Server samples can be modified and run on computers that run either x86 or x64-based platforms when databases used by the samples are deployed on an Itanium-based platform.

Building the Sample

If you have not already created a strong name key file, generate the key file using the following instructions.
To generate a strong name key file
  1. Open a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 command prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, and then click SDK Command Prompt.-- or --Open a Microsoft .NET Framework command prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, and then click SDK Command Prompt.
  2. Use the change directory command (CD) to change the current directory of the command prompt window to the folder where the samples are installed. Note: To determine the folder where samples are located, click the Start* button, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, point to Documentation and Tutorials, and then click Samples Directory. If the default installation location was used, the samples are located in <system_drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples.*
  3. At the command prompt, run the following command to generate the key file: sn -k SampleKey.snk Important: For more information about the strong-name key pair, see "Security Briefs: Strong Names and Security in the .NET Framework" in the .NET Development Center on MSDN.
To build the AMOAdventureWorks sample
  • Compile the sample by using Visual Studio 2005 and the provided Visual Studio solution.— or —Compile the sample using Microsoft MSBuild, which is included in the .NET Framework SDK 2.0, by executing a command similar to the following at a command prompt: msbuild /nologo /verbosity:quiet /property:Configuration=Debug CS/AMOAdventureWorks.sln Other MSBuild build options can be used depending on your needs.

Running the Sample

To run the AMOAdventureWorks sample
  • In Visual Studio 2005, press F5.— or —In Visual Studio 2005, on the Debug menu, click Start.— or —At a command prompt, use the change directory (CD) command to go to the folder where the sample was built. The default build location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Samples\Analysis Services\Programmability\AMO\AMOAdventureWorks\CS\AMOAdventureWorks\bin\Debug. In that directory, run the following command: AMOAdventureWorks.exe © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Last edited Jun 5, 2007 at 6:32 PM by bonniefe, version 5


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