FIX: DRILLTHROUGH statement does not work if it is run against some attribute members whose values contain one or more double quotation marks in SSAS 2008 R2 or in SSAS 2012

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 fixes in one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SQL Server 2012 update release.

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a dimension in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2) or in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS 2012).
  • The value of the KeyColumns property for some attribute members in the dimension contains one or more double quotation marks.
  • At least one of the values for attribute members that is defined by the keyColumns property contains one or more double quotation marks.
  • You try to run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query that contains a DRILLTHROUGH statement against the attribute members in an application.
    For example, you run the MDX query in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

In this scenario, the DRILLTHROUGH action is not presented as an available action. When this occurs, you do not receive an error message.

Notes
  • The application that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section could be Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), or SSMS.
  • This issue does not occur if, instead of the KeyColumns property, it is the value of the NameColumn property for the attribute members which contains double quotation marks.

Cause

This issue occurs because the string that is generated by the MDSCHEMA_ACTIONS rowset is parsed incorrectly when the DRILLTHROUGH statement is running. Therefore, the DRILLTHROUGH statement is run incorrectly.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2012. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2679368 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2012
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 2012 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:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released
You must apply a SQL Server 2012 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2012.

Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2633146 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
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 SP1 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:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 was released

Status

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

Properties

Article ID: 2626637 - Last Review: November 19, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
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