FIX: Aggregations return Zero values for members of Roles with restricted Measures access

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Article ID: 835975 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 14249 (Plato7x)
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SYMPTOMS

When a user who is a member of a security role that has restricted access to one or more members of the Measures dimension queries a cube in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, they may receive zero values for measures that they have access to. This behavior may occur even though the actual values for the measures are not zero in the source cube.

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

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3 (SP3). For information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services SP3, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the most recent SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

This fix requires no registry modifications.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the problem that is described in this article. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

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.
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   27-Feb-2004  05:33  8.0.918.0    172,608  Msmdpump.dll
   27-Feb-2004  05:33  8.0.0.918  9,638,468  Msmdsgn80.dll
   27-Feb-2004  05:33  8.0.918.0  1,835,588  Msmdsrv.exe
   27-Feb-2004  05:33  8.0.918.0  2,077,264  Msolap80.dll
   26-Feb-2004  05:01  8.0.918.0    213,068  Msolap80.rll

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   08-Apr-2004  18:24  8.0.931.0  5,492,736  Msmdcb80.dll
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   08-Apr-2004  18:24  8.0.931.0  5,130,752  Msmdpump.dll
   08-Apr-2004  18:24  8.0.931.0  5,993,472  Msmdsrv.exe
   08-Apr-2004  18:24  8.0.931.0  6,671,360  Msolap80.dll
   08-Apr-2004  16:44  8.0.931.0    201,216  Msolap80.rll

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

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

This hotfix includes a fix that addresses a problem that causes the corruption of dimensions when a Lazy Aggregation processing thread is executed after it processes dimensions that are used in virtual dimensions.

Because of that fix, if you incrementally process a virtual dimension, a lazy aggregation processing thread executes. While the lazy aggregation thread executes, the aggregations for that dimension are deleted from each partition. The lazy aggregation thread executes as a low-priority background thread and rebuilds the aggregations for the dimension in each partition.

While the lazy aggregation thread executes to rebuild the aggregations, multidimensional expressions (MDX) query execution may be significantly slower. The degradation in query performance occurs because of the lack of aggregations. The lack of aggregations causes the server to read values from the leaf level of each partition. After the lazy aggregation thread finishes rebuilding the aggregations for each partition, you will no longer see the degradation in query performance.

The query performance degradation during lazy aggregation may be unacceptable in certain situations, such as in high-demand cubes in enterprise applications. If applying this hotfix causes unacceptable query performance degradation, we recommend that you consider the following alternatives during lazy aggregation:
  • Set the
    DSOCommitMode
    registry value to DSOCommitModeNonLazyIndexing. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    325289 FIX: New functionality for incremental update of changing dimensions
    This option can increase memory and disk usage on the Analysis Server. Memory usage increases because processing the affected cubes requires additional memory for the processing buffer to recalculate the cube aggregates. Disk usage increases to approximately two times the cumulative size of all affected cubes because the new copies of the data and aggregates are created and because the original data is kept for current user queries. Also, the total elapsed time to complete transactions may be considerably longer than with the conventional lazy aggregation process.
  • Set the Virtual property and the Changing property of any virtual dimensions to False.

    Note If you change these properties, you must fully reprocess any cubes that use the changed dimension.

REFERENCES

For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses, 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: 835975 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 4.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
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