The results of an MDX query on a calculated member do not have the formatting that you defined on the calculated member in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

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Article ID: 980925 - View products that this article applies to.
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

In Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008), you define a SCOPE statement in a hierarchy, but you do notdefine the format_string property. You run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query on a calculated member that is in the hierarchy. However, the resultsfor the query do not have the formatting that you defined on the calculated member.

Note This issue does not occur in Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7 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: -
979065 Cumulative update package 7 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. 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: -
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.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Define the format_string property in the SCOPE statement.

Method 2

Change the solve order for calculated members in Calculations Pane so that calculated members can overwrite the format_string property of the SCOPE statement.

STATUS

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

REFERENCES

For 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: 980925 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
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