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FIX: Query on a role-playing dimension returns incorrect results in SSAS 2008, SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2008 R2

Symptoms
Assume that you have role-playing dimensions in a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008), Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS 2012) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2) database. You run a ProcessUpdate command on the database dimension after you change records in the dimension table. In this situation, you may receive incorrect results.

Note Role-playing dimensions are cube dimensions that are based on the same database dimension.
Cause
When you run the ProcessUpdate command on a database dimension, the existing partition and aggregation indexes are dropped for only one of the associated role-playing dimensions.

Note When you run the ProcessUpdate command, you expect the partition and aggregation indexes to be dropped for all associated role-playing dimensions.
Resolution

Cumulative update information

Cumulative update 8 for SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 8. 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:
2844205 Cumulative update package 8 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

Cumulative update 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2844090 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2
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 Service Pack 2 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:
2730301 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 was released

Cumulative update 13 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 13. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2855792 Cumulative update package 13 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
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 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:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 was released

Cumulative update 11 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 11. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2834048 Cumulative update package 11 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3
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 Service Pack 3 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:
2629969 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 2820952 - Last Review: 08/13/2013 08:55:00 - Revision: 6.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

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