FIX: You may experience slow performance when you use the VBA CDate function in a calculated member in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

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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

In Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, if your calculated members contain the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) CDate function, you may experience slow performance when you perform Multidimensional Expression (MDX) queries.

Note This hotfix adds support for the CDate function in Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) as an intrinsic function instead of the external VBA CDate function.

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 latest SQL Server 2000 service pack


CAUSE

The problem occurs because Analysis Services serializes the calls that are made to VBA functions.

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) or a later version. For additional information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services SP3 or a later version, 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 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) 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
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   20-Aug-2004  21:53  6.1.9.0            15,872  Spupdsvc.exe     
   06-Apr-2004  20:26                     18,800  Msmd.h
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.976.0         221,760  Msmdcb80.dll     
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.0.976       4,063,808  Msmddo80.dll     
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.976.0       1,036,864  Msmdgd80.dll     
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.976.0         172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
   08-Sep-2004  23:40  8.0.976.0         446,524  Msmdsgn.rll
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.0.976       9,642,564  Msmdsgn80.dll    
   09-Sep-2004  00:48  8.0.976.0       1,847,876  Msmdsrv.exe      
   09-Sep-2004  00:49  8.0.976.0       2,089,552  Msolap80.dll     
   08-Sep-2004  22:56  8.0.976.0         213,068  Msolap80.rll
   22-Sep-2004  00:09  1.0.74.0          811,520  Sqlstpcustomdll.dll  
   22-Sep-2004  00:09                     22,528  Sqlstpcustomdll.rll
   20-Aug-2004  21:53  6.1.9.0           344,576  Updspapi.dll     
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 how to optimize query responsiveness and about processing performance in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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 the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting 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: 885421 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
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