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FIX: Exception when an MDX query uses the Crossjoin function in SSAS 2008 R2 if more than 4 billion tuples are returned

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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 R2 fix release.
SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query that uses the Crossjoin function against a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2) database.
  • The MDX query returns more than 4 billion tuples.
In this scenario, an exception might occur, and then a dump file for Msmdsrv.exe process might be generated.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because a division by zero error occurs when the Crossjoin function is called.
RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2591748 Cumulative Update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 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 R2 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:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in cumulative update package 9. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2567713 Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2008 R2
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 R2 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:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

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 the Crossjoin function, visit the following MSDN website:

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Article ID: 2562396 - Last Review: 10/17/2011 10:53:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services

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