MDX module (AC53005)

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Module code


Semester: Summer


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About the Module

This module aims to give students an alternative method to SQL for querying and analysis: Multi-Dimensional eXpressions (MDX). It will examine the use of MDX for analysis of multi-dimensional data stored in OLAP cubes. You will learn about:

  • The language of analysis
  • Tuples versus sets
  • SQL versus MDX
  • Queries Versus data manipulation
  • MDX expressions

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 100% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 0% of the final module mark.


Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignment so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.

Title Value (%)
Essay 40
Writing MDX 60

Resource List

All course material will be available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee, and provides recommended materials for completing the module.