Microsoft Releases Analysis Services Fixes - 14 Aug 2003

Microsoft has released four Analysis Services-related hotfixes. The supported fixes are intended to correct only the problems described in the following articles. Microsoft recommends applying the fixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

 

- FIX: HTTP Connections to Analysis Services Server Computers Running Windows Server 2003 Are Slow

   Because of a change in Active Server Pages (ASP) behavior in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, which is included with Windows Server 2003, HTTP connections to Analysis Services server computers running Windows Server 2003 are slower than HTTP connections to Analysis Services server computers running Windows 2000.

   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822652

 

- FIX: Remote Partitions Are Marked as "Unprocessed" After You Perform an Incremental Update of a Virtual Dimension

   If you try to perform an incremental update of an Analysis Services virtual dimension used in a remote partition for a cube, the remote partition is marked as "unprocessed" and the data files are removed from the remote server that's running Analysis Services.

   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822651

 

- FIX: Incremental Update Process May Fail On Cubes or Partitions That Use the HOLAP Storage Mode

   If you perform an incremental update of an Analysis Services cube or partition that uses the HOLAP storage mode, the process might fail during the merge-partitions processing step.

   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819020

 

- FIX: Cannot Create an Offline Cube That Contains a Parent-Child Dimension

   If you try to create an offline Analysis Services cube and both the following conditions are true, the creation of the cube fails: You use the SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3 (SP3) 32-bit version or the SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services 64-bit version of Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Analysis Services, and you select a parent-child dimension as one of the dimensions for the offline cube. If you try to create the offline cube from Microsoft Excel, you receive the following error message: "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Analysis Services: Data source provider error." If you use the CREATE GLOBAL CUBE syntax from the MDX Sample Application, you receive the following error message (where "DimensionName" is the name of the parent-child dimension from the source cube): "Syntax error, expecting ',', near: DESCRIPTION 'DimensionName'."

   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;817909

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