FIX: Error message when you run an MDX query that retrieves data from an Analysis Services database: "An error occurred while the dimension, with the ID of '<DatabaseName>', Name of '<DimensionName>' was being processed"
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This issue occurs because the Teradata .NET provider cannot process the parameter that is generated by Analysis Services. When the MDX query retrieves data from a ROLAP partition, Analysis Services may generate parameterized SQL queries to retrieve data. If the relational data source is a Teradata database and the data source uses the Teradata .NET provider to connect to the Teradata database, the parameter marker is generated as "@PARAMn." The Teradata .NET provider cannot process parameter markers that have this syntax.
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You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if the Windows Installer must replace files that are being used. Therefore, we recommend that you exit all SQL Server Analysis Services tools and clients. These tools and clients include Internet Information Services (IIS) if the computer is configured to provide HTTP access. Additionally, if you are applying this hotfix to a named SQL instance, we recommend that you stop the SQL Browser service before you apply this hotfix.
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