FIX: Analysis Services crashes if you incrementally update a non-changing dimension

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SYMPTOMS

If you incrementally update a non-changing dimension, and you have deleted members from the dimension's base table, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services crashes.

CAUSE

Analysis Services crashes because an inconsistency exists between the virtual dimension and the master dimension where the virtual dimension is based. The master dimension is not a changing dimension so the members that were deleted from the base table are not removed from the master dimension. However, because the virtual dimension is a changing dimension, the deleted members are removed from the virtual dimension.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more 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 hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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-Sep-2003  22:50  8.0.806.0         217,668  Msmdcb80.dll     
   21-Oct-2003  02:55  8.0.0.872       4,059,716  Msmddo80.dll     
   21-Oct-2003  02:55  8.0.872.0       1,032,768  Msmdgd80.dll     
   13-Sep-2003  22:50  8.0.823.0         172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   27-Sep-2003  03:02  8.0.0.864       9,638,468  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   21-Oct-2003  02:55  8.0.872.0       1,835,588  Msmdsrv.exe      
   21-Oct-2003  02:55  8.0.872.0       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.

SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit

For additional information about a hotfix build that was designed for a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
825804 FIX: Hotfix information for build 8.0.872 of SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit

STATUS

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

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

As described in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Books Online, non-changing dimensions should be fully reprocessed when members are deleted. This problem does not occur is the master dimension is fully processed. After you apply the hotfix in this article, you receive an error message when Analysis Services incrementally updates the virtual dimension and if there is a missing member in the master dimension. The only way to correct this problem is to fully process the dimension.

REFERENCES

For additional information, 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: 831042 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
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