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  • [16-11-2021]: Instructions for the SSAS project in the Lecture of today: to avoid conflicts in deployment/process follow this steps once the solution is opened: (1) rename the project as <your account>_foodmart (2) from project properties select 'Deployment', then rename the database as <your account>_foodmart; (3) click on the button “show all files” just above “Solution explorer” right click on “view code” on the .database file that is visualized, and then change the ID from ruggieri_foodmart into <your account>_foodmart, and finally save the file; (4) change the credentials of connection to database on SQL Server. As an alternative solution you mayimport the project from the SSAS server and rename it as <your account>_foodmart (step 4 is still necessary).
  • [15/10/2021] Instructions for installing Data Tools for Visual Studio 2019 are in the software section of the wiki. Please follow them closely, step by step.
  • [15/10/2021] IMPORTANT The first part of the project is available. Checkpoint: 15 November.
  • [02/10/2021] The lecture of Monday 4th October will be canceled.
  • [08/09/2021] The first lecture will be on 16 Sept.
  • [16/09/2021] IMPORTANT Please, fill the document at the following link with your information, so that we can provide you access to teaching database and mailing list:

Hours and Rooms


Lessons will be held onilne by Teams Platform

Day of Week Hour Room
Monday 11:00 - 12:45 Teams
Thursday 09:00 - 10:45 Teams

Link to Teams module:

Learning Material

Slides & Registration of the classes

  • The slides used in the course will be inserted in the calendar after each class.
  • Registration of each lecture will be available on Teams

Past Exams



Class calendar - (2021-2022)

Day Topic Slides Data/Software References Video Lectures Teacher
13.09 11:00-12:45 Lecture canceled
1. 16.09 09:00-10:45 Introduction. File data access. 2021-lds.01.introduction.pdf 2020-lds.02.bi_architectures.pptx.pdf 2020-lds.03.file_data_access.pptx.pdf - BI technology: An Overview of Business Intelligence Technology - File access: File System Interface Video1 Video2 Monreale
2. 20.09 11:00-12:45 Representation formats: CSV, FLV, ARFF, XML. Python Recap 2020-lds.04.python.pptx.pdf - File Formats: Introduction to data technologies(Chps. 5, 6), Weka ARFF Format, XRFF Format - Python reference: Free python book with exercises Video1 Video2 Pellungrini
3. 23.09 11:00-12:45 File Access in Python lds.05.fileaccess-python2021.pdf Collection of files Partial Solutions to Python Exercises Video1 Video2 Pellungrini
4. 27.09 9:00-10:45 File Access in Python Practice lds.05.fileaccess-python2021.pdf Collection of files Partial Solutions to Python Exercises csv to Arff conversion solution Video Pellungrini
5. 30.09 9:00-10:45 Python Exercises ex-customers.pdf Video1 Video2 Video3 Pellungrini
04.10 11:00-12:45 Lecture canceled
6. 07.10 9:00-10:45 RDBMS access protocols: ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC. ODBC Programming. lds.06.relational_data_access-2021.pdf Monreale
7. 11.10 11:00-12:45 RDBMS access protocols: ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC. ODBC Programming. lds.06.relational_data_access-2021.pdf Monreale
8. 14.10 9:00-10:45 Stratified sampling lds.07.sqlserver.pdf Video Pellungrini
9. 18.10 12:00-12:45 ETL Introduction lds.08.etlandssis.pdf Video Monreale
10. 21.10 9:00-10:45 SSIS: toCSV, FromCSV }}strazione%20della%20riunione.mp4|Video Monreale
11. 25.10 11:00-12:45 SSIS exercises: Pipeline, Update exercisefact_table.pdf Video Monreale
12. 28.10 9:00-10:45 SSIS exercises: Stratified Subsampling ex-midterm.pdf Monreale
13. 04.11 9:00-10:45 Project Support & Discussion Monreale
14. 08.11 11:00-12:45 SSIS: Surrogate keys + Slowly changing dimensions Monreale
15. 11.11 9:00-10:45 SSIS: Slowly changing dimensions + Datawarehousing and OLAP recap. lds.09.dwandolap.pdf Monreale
16. 15.11 11:00-12:45 OLAP with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS): data source views, dimensions, hierarchies. Data cubes, Parent-child hierarchies. lds.09.ssas-21.pdf Monreale
17. 18.11 11:00-12:45 Cube deployment. Measure setup, Calculated Members, Excel power pivot integration. ROLAP, MOLAP, HOLAP definition and setup. Cache management. foodmartexplorative.xlsx Monreale
18. 22.11 11:00-12:45 Introduction to MDX Monreale Since the video of this lecture has some issue I'm linking the Video of the last year. It is not exactly equal but very similar. The videos are two because the lectures of these year could not be completely aligned. Video1 Video2
19. 25.11 09:00-11:00 Practice on MDX Exercises to be done before next lecture: 1) Queries you have already answered by Excel in Lecture N.17 2) This list of queries: mdx-ex.pdf Monreale Video 1 Video 2
20. 29.11 11:00-12:45 Practice on MDX Pellungrini Video 1



A project consists in a set of assignements corresponding to a BI process: data integration, construction of an OLAP cube, qurying of a OPLAP cube and reporting.

The project has to be performed by a team of 2 students (at most 3 after asking authorization for that to the teachers).

Project to be delivered within 31 December 2021

Project to be delivered during the exam sessions Students who did not deliver the above project within 31 December 2021 need to ask by email a new project to the teachers. The project that will be assigned will require about 2 weeks of work and after the delivery it will be discussed during the oral exam. For those students, the oral exams will also cover some practical parts that could not be included in the project.

Exam sessions

Session Date Time Room Notes Marks

Past Editions

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