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BUG #: 14136 (Plato7x)
If you incrementally update a non-changing dimension, and you have deleted members from the dimension's base table, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services crashes.
Analysis Services crashes because an inconsistency exists between the virtual dimension and the master dimension where the virtual dimension is based. The master dimension is not a changing dimension so the members that were deleted from the base table are not removed from the master dimension. However, because the virtual dimension is a changing dimension, the deleted members are removed from the virtual dimension.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
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SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit
For additional information about a hotfix build that was designed for a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
825804 FIX: Hotfix information for build 8.0.872 of SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
As described in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Books Online, non-changing dimensions should be fully reprocessed when members are deleted. This problem does not occur is the master dimension is fully processed. After you apply the hotfix in this article, you receive an error message when Analysis Services incrementally updates the virtual dimension and if there is a missing member in the master dimension. The only way to correct this problem is to fully process the dimension.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates