FIX: The Processing of a Cube That Contains a Virtual Dimension Fails with Error Message: "Object does not exist"

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BUG #: 14037 (PLATO7x)
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SYMPTOMS

The processing of a cube that contains a virtual dimension might fail, and you receive the following error message:

Analysis Server Error: Internal Error [Object Does Not Exist ]

The problem can occur if all the following conditions are true:
  • The cube contains a virtual dimension.
  • One of the levels in the virtual dimension is not based on a member property.
  • The Very Large Dimension Manager (VLDM) manages the regular dimension the virtual dimension depends on.

Analysis Services uses the VLDM to load very large dimensions in a separate process. By default, the threshold for a VLDM is 64 megabytes. You can configure the VLDM threshold value in the VLDMThreshold registry key, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OLAP Server\CurrentVersion. The value of the VLDMThreshold entry is in bytes. Any dimension that exceeds the threshold setting is automatically loaded to the VLDM process.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, you can either:
  • Use a regular dimension instead of a virtual dimension.

    -or-
  • Increase the value of VLDMThreshold to a value sufficient to prevent the dimension that the virtual dimension depends on from being offloaded to the VLDM.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time     Version    Size             File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   13-May-2003  06:14  8.0.806.0         217,668  Msmdcb80.dll     
   23-Jul-2003  04:23  8.0.0.843       4,055,616  Msmddo80.dll     
   13-May-2003  06:14  8.0.767.0       1,024,576  Msmdgd80.dll     
   16-May-2003  08:26  8.0.823.0         172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   13-May-2003  06:14  8.0.0.761       9,638,464  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   22-Jul-2003  23:03  8.0.843.0       1,831,492  Msmdsrv.exe      
   27-Jun-2003  19:06  8.0.838.0       2,077,264  Msolap80.dll     
   10-May-2003  08:05  8.0.820.0         213,069  Msolap80.rll

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit

For additional information about a hotfix build designed to be applied on a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit, or to find out if a fix is scheduled to be included in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit Service Pack 4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822672 FIX: Hotfix Information for Build 8.0.843.0 of SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Properties

Article ID: 821103 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 4.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
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