Changes to cube creation

As of Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.75, you can no longer create a cube from the Data tree in a book.

Cubes can be created only in a Modeling workbench. Additionally, the cube creation process has been modified and an option to create a new cube based on the structure of an existing cube is now available.

Create a new cube on the Modeling workbench

​ To create a cube:
  1. Open a Modeling workbench.
  2. Expand the Modeling tools menu, then click Create cube.
    Create a cube option on the Modeling tools menu
  3. Select the database on which you want to create the cube.
  4. Enter a name for the cube.
    Cube creation dialog box showing Database and Cube name options
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the dimensions you want to include in the cube from the Dimensions list. When you select a dimension, it is added to the Selected list.
    Dimension selection screen of the cube creation process
  7. Optionally, you can change the order of dimensions in the cube by clicking a dimension handle and dragging it to a new position or by clicking the Up or Down arrow next to a dimension.
  8. Click Create to create the new cube. ​

Create a new cube based on the structure of an existing cube

If a cube exists with the structure and dimensionality that you want you use in a new cube, the Create from cube option provides a handy shortcut for cube creation.
  1. Open a Modeling workbench.
  2. In the Databases tree, locate the existing cube that you want to use as the basis for a new cube.
  3. Right-click the existing cube, then click Create from cube.
  4. Enter a new Cube name, then click Next. The dimensions from the existing cube are preselected and ordered as specified in the existing cube.
  5. Optionally, you can select additional dimension to include in the new cube, remove preselected dimension, or change the order of dimensions for the new cube.
  6. Click Create.