FIX: You may receive an error message when an invalid user tries to browse an Analysis Services cube that implements dynamic dimension security by defining a custom cube role

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Summary

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package.

Symptoms

If you create a custom cube role to define the dynamic dimension security to restrict the dimension members that are visible to users, and you then specify the top dimension level that can be accessed by the users in the custom cube role, you may receive one of the following error messages when you try to browse a cube by using the custom cube role:

Error message 1

Analysis Server Error: Connection to the server is lost;


Error message 2

Unable to process one or more commands.
Unspecified error


This problem occurs when all the following conditions are true:
  • The Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) expression that evaluates the topmost accessible level of the dimension uses the IsError function and the UserName function.

    An example is an MDX expression that is similar to the following that is used to specify the topmost accessible level of a dimension:

    Business Unit
    IIF(vba!IsError(StrToMember("[User].[" + UserName + "]")),[Business Unit].Levels(1),[Business Unit].Levels(2))
  • The user who is trying to browse the cube does not exist in the Users dimension.

After you receive the error message, the custom cube role that you used to define the dynamic dimension security is corrupted. As a result, all the users who belong to the cube role will not be able to access the dimension until the dimension is rebuilt. Also, Analysis Manager may report the following error message:


"Possible data corruption".


For a list of previous 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

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 information

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

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. 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.

SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3

This hotfix build is designed for a server that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3.
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   06-Apr-2004  07:56                     18,800  Msmd.h
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.964.0         221,760  Msmdcb80.dll     
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.0.964       4,063,808  Msmddo80.dll     
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.964.0       1,036,864  Msmdgd80.dll     
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.964.0         172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   26-Jul-2004  03:59  8.0.964.0         446,524  Msmdsgn.rll
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.0.964       9,642,564  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.964.0       1,839,684  Msmdsrv.exe      
   26-Jul-2004  05:01  8.0.964.0       2,085,456  Msolap80.dll     
   26-Jul-2004  03:39  8.0.964.0         213,068  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.

More information

For more information about dynamic dimension security, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
828343 Support WebCast: Dynamic dimension security in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
For more information about Analysis Services operations, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site and read the "Security Administration" section:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2000/maintain/anservog.mspx#XSLTsection128121120120
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 when orrecting software after it is released, 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: 873440 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbsqlserv2000presp4fix kbcorrupt kbconnectivity kbsecurity kberrmsg kbfix kbbug kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB873440

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