Cube using Different DB servers

Modified on Thu, 14 Mar 2024 at 01:52 PM

Creating Cube using Databases on Different DB Servers : 


We can create a DB remote link (or Linked Server) to access DB from one database server to another DB server. 




We have two different DB Servers as shown below :







We can create New Linked Server under Server Objects as shown in above screen shot.


Click on New Linked Server below pop up window will open. We need to kid in the server name.






Under security section we need to configure the login for which access is to be provided. Give credentials in Remote User and Password fields. Rest keep default settings.




Click OK.


Now using this we can access any DB on from as :


select * from [].[MCEXCEL].dbo.skat


This query can be used to to create cube. We can even join any databases available on two servers for it and create the cube. This is very performance centric point with respect to EJBI.


Data Source Created with




Creating cube using DB Link.


  Using this, usage of linked cubes can be avoided to enhance the performance.

Note: This article is based on Smarten Version 5.x. This may or may not be relevant to the Smarten Version 5.x you may be using.

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