Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) fixes in one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) update release.
Consider the following scenario:
You use an MDX reserved keyword as a parameter name in an MDX query in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2).
For example, you use '@Date' as a parameter in the query:
SELECT STRTOMEMBER(@Date) ON 0 FROM [CubeName]
You try to run the query.
In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Parser: The syntax for 'Date' is incorrect.
Note This issue occurs with all kinds of SSAS queries. This includes MDX, DAX, and DMX queries.
Cumulative update information
Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4. 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:
2633146 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1Note 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 SP1 was released
To work around this issue, do not use MDX reserved keywords as parameter names.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.