FIX: Error message when you process the index for a partition in a cube in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services: "Internal error: An unexpected error occurred (file 'pffilestorefilegroup.cpp', line 1483, function 'PFFileStoreGroup::ReadPage')"

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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 create a partition in a cube in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.
  • You store a fact table in a single 65-kilobyte data segment of the partition.
  • You add one or more columns to the fact table. You add a large positive number and a large negative number in the same column.
  • You process the index for the partition.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Internal error: An unexpected error occurred (file 'pffilestorefilegroup.cpp', line 1483, function 'PFFileStoreGroup::ReadPage')


Note Successive attempts to process the index will also fail until ProcessData is run on the partition.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because there is a bug in the way that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services compresses floating-point numbers when it processes the index of a partition. When SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services computes the range for a column, an overflow error occurs if the column contains one large positive number and one large negative number.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971491 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
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. Microsoft recommends 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:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

STATUS

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

REFERENCES

For more information about the similar problem in SQL Server 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

940870 FIX: Error message when you process the index for a partition in a cube in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: “Internal error: An unexpected error occurred (file 'pffilestore.cpp', line 3311, function 'PFFileStore::HandleDataPageFault')”


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

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Article ID: 970538 - Last Review: July 21, 2009 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
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