Save Valuable Hours with Analysis Services Deployment Utility Command Line

The Analysis Services Command Line Utility is one of the 5 methods of deploying Analysis Services databases.

ichi, ni, san, yon, go …

The deployment wizard is a brilliant piece of work taking the headache out of cube deployments.   However the Next, Next, Next does get tiresome, you will reap the rewards in time and mouse clicks by dishing out some prepared command lines.

A few suggestions on just one approach – the deployment utility …

1. Utilise your project configurations to easily switch deployment settings between environments …

2. Set your cube’s Data Source and Build the solution.  There is a command line version of a “Build” here …

3. Deploy the build with the currently saved data source and project deployment settings and create a log …

<DriveLetter>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Deployment.exe
/s: <DriveLetter>:\Builds\YourSSASFolder\your_deployment.log

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