FIX: Creation of Local Cube with More Than 202 Measures May Fail

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BUG #: 12056 (plato7x)
SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to create a local cube with more than 202 measures, the local cube creation may fail.

When you do this from a custom Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) application using a CREATE CUBE statement in the connection string, the Open method on the connection may fail with an "Invalid Pointer" error message.

When you attempt to create a local cube from the Microsoft Excel Pivot Table menu, you may see the following error message:
Error
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Analysis Services :
Invalid pointer
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (the Analysis Services Components - Sql2kasp1.exe). For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix

NOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version    Size        File name      ----------------------------------------------------   3/1/2001  12:20p  8.0.2.60    208,959    Msmdcb80.dll   3/1/2001  12:20p  8.0.2.60   1,359,933   Msmdgd80.dll   3/1/2001  12:20p  8.0.2.60   1,982,541   Msolap80.dll   3/1/2001  12:20p  8.0.2.60     213,067   Msolap80.rll 				
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.
WORKAROUND
Creating a cube with 202 measures or less does not produce this error.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services version 8.0. This problem was first corrected in the Analysis Services Components of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
PTS, Pivot Table Service, Local Cube
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Article ID: 291374 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 16:58:29 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

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