FIX: Changes to the member properties structure in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services can cause incorrect results or service failures

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Article ID: 842707 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 14347 (Plato7x)

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SYMPTOMS

After you have made structural changes to the member properties of a dimension in Analysis Services, the following behavior may occur:
  • Queries that reference the member properties of the dimension may return incorrect results.
  • Queries that reference the member properties of the dimension may return "#ERR".
  • The Analysis Services service may crash when the Analysis Services service, or Msmdsrv.exe process, tries to run the query.

CAUSE

When structural changes are made to the member properties of a dimension in Analysis Services, the server must rebuild the member properties for the dimension. If a member exists in the multidimensional OLAP (MOLAP) dimension structure, but the relational source record for the dimension member no longer exists, the member properties for that member cannot be retrieved. Therefore, the dimension member structure and the member properties structure are no longer synchronized, and the behavior that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section occurs.

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 SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3 (SP3).

For additional information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3, 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

Restart information

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

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that this article describes. 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.

32-bit hotfix version
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name
   ---------------------------------------------------------

   28-May-2004  00:23  8.0.946.0      221,760  Msmdcb80.dll     
   28-May-2004  00:24  8.0.0.946    4,063,808  Msmddo80.dll     
   28-May-2004  00:17  8.0.946.0    1,032,768  Msmdgd80.dll     
   28-May-2004  00:11  8.0.946.0      172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   28-May-2004  00:33  8.0.0.946    9,642,564  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   28-May-2004  00:12  8.0.946.0    1,835,588  Msmdsrv.exe      
   28-May-2004  00:34  8.0.946.0    2,081,360  Msolap80.dll     
   27-May-2004  23:43  8.0.946.0      446,524  Msmdsgn.rll
   27-May-2004  23:29  8.0.946.0      213,068  Msolap80.rll
64-bit hotfix version
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   28-May-2004  02:01  8.0.946.0    5,493,760  Msmdcb80.dll     
   28-May-2004  02:01  8.0.946.0    5,803,520  Msmdgd80.dll     
   28-May-2004  02:01  8.0.946.0    5,131,776  Msmdpump.dll     
   28-May-2004  02:01  8.0.946.0    5,994,496  Msmdsrv.exe      
   28-May-2004  02:01  8.0.946.0    6,672,896  Msolap80.dll     
   28-May-2004  00:47  8.0.946.0      201,216  Msolap80.rll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug 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.

REFERENCES

For a list of earlier hotfixes, see the "Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3 or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 3a hotfixes" section in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
290211 How to obtain the most recent SQL Server 2000 service pack
For additional 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 additional information about terminology that describes Microsoft resources, 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: 842707 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 5.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
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