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FIX: Performance improvement for the MDX query designer in SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel

Summary
This article introduces a performance improvement for the Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query designer in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel.
Symptoms
Assume that you use SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel to import data from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS 2012) to an Excel worksheet. This hotfix improves the performance of the MDX query designer after you finish the design of the MDX query and then click OK.
Resolution

Cumulative update information

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2812412 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012 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 2012 SP1 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:
2772858 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released

Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2728897 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2012
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 2012 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:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released
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 PowerPivot for Excel, go to the following MSDN website:For more information about how to download SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel 2010, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:
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Article ID: 2800842 - Last Review: 03/18/2013 17:37:00 - Revision: 2.0

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