Create Product Dimension in Microsoft Analysis Services

In this section we will create the Product dimension

Click Create Dimension button again

Unlike our Time Table, the product table is spanning across two tables so we will choose Snow Flake Schema and click Next

Choose ‘Standard Dimension’ in the next ‘Select Dimension Type’ screen

Next You will see ‘Select the dimension table’ screen. Double click and select  product and product_class tables

Select the dimension tables


  • Click Next and make sure the two tables are joined by the product_calss_id field.

Create and Edit Joins


  • Click next and choose the levels by double clicking the column names in left panel. Our Product levels are Category, Sub category and Brand in that order.


Select Levels in Dimension


  • Click Next and and you will see ‘member key columns’ screen. Simply click next here.
  • In the next ‘Advanced Options’ screen click Next
  • In the next screen, choose a name ‘Product’ for our newly created Dimension. Make sure we share this product dimension across other cubes by checking the ‘Share the dimension’ box.
  • You will create the Customer  Dimension Table in the next section
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