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FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you query a parent/child hierarchy that contains a single member on a level in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 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 fix release.
SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario.
  • In Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, you have a dimension that has a parent/child hierarchy in a cube.
  • There is only a single member on a certain level of the parent/child hierarchy.
  • You browse the cube or you run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
  • When you browse the cube or run the MDX query, one of the following conditions is true:
    • You browse a measure and use the parent/child hierarchy to slice. Then, you expand the parent/child hierarchy.
    • You run an MDX query that uses the Members function on the parent/child hierarchy.
In this scenario, you receive an incorrect result. The result shows NULL, instead of the actual data.
RESOLUTION
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971491 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 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 fix release. Microsoft recommends 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:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.
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 the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems


For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages


For more information about software update terminology, 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
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Article ID: 972984 - Last Review: 07/21/2009 03:48:10 - Revision: 1.0

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