FIX: The result for the Sum or Count function returns an empty value when you query a SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services cube

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Article ID: 957814 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50003238 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You query a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services cube. The query contains a NON EMPTY clause and requests two measures. The value of the Aggregate Function property for one of the measures is set to LastNonEmpty. The value of the Aggregate Function property for the second measure is set to Sum or Count. In this scenario, the result for the Sum or Count function returns an empty value.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this problem was first released in Cumulative Update 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956717 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Do not include the NON EMPTY clause in the query.
  • Set the following SQL Server property in the Msmdsrv.ini file:
    <DisableCalcExpressNonEmpty>1</DisableCalcExpressNonEmpty>
    This file is located in the \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSAS10.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP\Config directory.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956717 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after the release of SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for 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 software update terminology, 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

Properties

Article ID: 957814 - Last Review: September 18, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
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