FIX: The initialization phase of Analysis Services database processing takes several hours to complete

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Article ID: 833980 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 14223 (Plato7X)

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 updates as one downloadable file. Because the updates are cumulative, each new release contains all the previously released updates for SQL Server 2000.
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SYMPTOMS

When you use a Decision Support Objects (DSO) application (such as the DTS Cube Processing task or the Analysis Manager interface) to perform a process database operation on an Analysis Services database, the step that initializes the cube may take several hours to complete for selected cubes. However, if the cube is processed individually, the initialization step takes less than one minute.

The problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The affected cube participates in at least one virtual cube.
  • The virtual cube that contains the affected cube also contains at least one other base cube.
  • The additional base cube that is contained in the virtual cube has already been processed in the current transaction.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a locking conflict in the Microsoft Decision Support Objects (DSO) object model.

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) 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
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   03-Nov-2003  17:08  8.0.874.0         217,668  Msmdcb80.dll     
   17-Jan-2004  01:47  8.0.0.909       4,063,812  Msmddo80.dll     
   03-Nov-2003  17:08  8.0.874.0       1,032,768  Msmdgd80.dll     
   28-Oct-2003  02:58  8.0.823.0         172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   28-Oct-2003  02:58  8.0.0.864       9,638,468  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   17-Jan-2004  01:47  8.0.909.0       1,835,588  Msmdsrv.exe      
   17-Jan-2004  01:47  8.0.909.0       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 fix that contains the previous files may also contain additional files.

SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit


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

For more information about a hotfix build that is designed for a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit or to find out whether 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:
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 of this article.

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

REFERENCES

For more 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

Properties

Article ID: 833980 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbqfe kbsqlserv2000presp4fix kbfix kbbug KB833980

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