FIX: Analysis Client Sends Calculated Member Definitions When a Query Is Sent to a Server

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SYMPTOMS

Analysis Services clients send calculated member definitions with the MDX statement that is to be executed to the Analysis server computer. If the cube that is queried contains many calculated member definitions, it can cause high network traffic between the Analysis Services client and the Analysis server computer.

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

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
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   12-Feb-2003  02:49  2000.767.0  1,024,576 bytes  Msmdgd80.dll     
   27-Jan-2003  07:47  2000.0.761  9,638,464 bytes  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   14-Feb-2003  22:32  2000.768.0  1,827,396 bytes  Msmdsrv.exe      
   12-Feb-2003  02:49  2000.767.0  2,069,072 bytes  Msolap80.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

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:
822017 FIX: Hotfix Information for Build 8.0.810.0 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. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

Analysis Services clients read metadata for a cube as part of the connection process. If the cube that is queried contains calculated member definitions, these are sent to the client. If the client sends an MDX query to the Analysis server computer for resolution, the client also sends the calculated member definitions back to the Analysis server computer as part of the MDX query. Because this metadata is already available on the Analysis server computer and the metadata was initially sent from the server to the client, the client does not have to send the full calculated member definition as part of the MDX query.

After you install this hotfix, cube-level calculated member definitions do not have to be sent back to the server when an MDX statement is sent to the server for resolution. Any calculated members definitions that the client has defined in the current session by using CREATE MEMBER or that the client has defined as part of the current query by using WITH MEMBER are still sent. However, member definitions that are part of the cube definition are not included as part of the query.

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Article ID: 821479 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
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