FIX: PivotTable report might return no values after you apply a complex filter in SSAS 2008 or in SSAS 2008 R2

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a Microsoft Excel 2007 or Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook.
  • You add a connection to an instance of SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008) or SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2).
  • You create a PivotTable report in the workbook.
  • You apply a complex filter in Value Filters to the PivotTable report. For example, you use a Top 10 filter that is based on at least two dimensions.
In this scenario, the PivotTable report might not return any values.

Note When you apply a filter such as a Top 10 filter, a filter that is based on more than one dimension is created. Therefore, this issue may occur when the autoexist functionality is applied.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because an MDX query that has a complex filter returns incorrect results if the autoexist functionality is applied on a very large set.

When the sets for the autoexist functionality result in a potential virtual output set of more than 2 billion tuples, the PivotTable report might not return any values.

Note This issue might occur only when the filter in the subselect statement applies to the hierarchies from more than one dimension.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2498535 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2402659 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376 Cumulative Update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2467236 Cumulative update package 12 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2481245 - Last Review: March 21, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
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