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Mondrian Cubes versus SSAS Cubes

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As we know Mondrian Cubes are based on a schema.xml file. Schema contains a logical model, consisting of cubes, hierarchies, and members, and a mapping of this model onto a physical model. What is the difference between the structure of the SSAS cubes and the structure of Mondrian Cubes?


Consider the following schema that defines a simple Mondrian cube:



Cube name="Sales">


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