FIX: Error messages when you perform a ProcessRecalc operation after a ProcessData operation on an SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014 tabular model

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

The fix also applies to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services (SSAS 2014).

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You process data in a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS 2012) or SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services (SSAS 2014) tabular model that contains some calculated columns.
  • A calculated column depends on another calculated column indirectly through a dependency path that contains a relationship.
  • You perform a ProcessRecalc operation after a ProcessData operation on the tabular model.
In this scenario, the calculated column cannot be processed, and you may receive the following error messages:
The expression referenced column '<ColumnName>' which does not hold any data because it needs to be recalculated or refreshed.

The query referenced calculated column '<ColumnName>' which does not hold any data because evaluation of one of the rows caused an error.

Note
The columns that are referenced in the error message are calculated columns.

Resolution


Status


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