SQL Server Analysis Services, an OLAP server bundled with SQL Server by Microsoft since version 7.0

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After processing complete, SSAS DB slowly consumes all available space on disk, w. high memory use also

This problem is with an SSAS 2012 SP3 (11.0.6020.0) multi-dimensional server, hosting a single cube database, containing 1 cube and 16 dimensions. Aggregations have been designed using SQL Management ...
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Connect MSSQL DB with SSAS

I am trying to build a BI system using SQL Server 2008. I have installed and created the database. I have also installed SSAS but I can't seam to find a way to connect my database as a Data Source ...
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How to backup SSIS packages and CUBE Projects from Visual Studio 2013.5?

I'm using VisualStudio 2013.5 to develop SSIS, SSDT and SSAS Cubes (multidimensional and tabular model). I would like to ask you is there a possible to backup SSIS packages and SSAS cubes from ...
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Is processing required dimensions enough or to process the entire cube?

I have four large dimensions and one of the dimension is not going to be changed, also the particular dimension didn't need to be processed. So, processing the three dimensions individually updates ...
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Can we have OLAP cubes with same OBJECT NAME and ID at different database?

I have olap database for both production and test. Fortunately I noticed that cube under both production and test olap database has the same object name and Id. But DataSource for production and test ...
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What causes “attribute key cannot be found when processing” errors?

I'm consistently getting variations on this error when I process the cube in my first SSAS project: Errors in the OLAP storage engine: The attribute key cannot be found when processing: Table: ...
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SSAS (Analysis Services) 2014 - Cumulative Update 1 for SP1

I just recently applied CU1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3067839) to my development workstation and one PROD server. Analysis Services continues to report itself as ...
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SSAS and SQL Server on the same server

I have a server that is primarily used for SSAS, heavy processing, however I have SQL Server on it alongside SSAS, but I don't want sql server to hold ssas back. I have set the SQL Server MAX memory ...
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SSAS Hierachies duplicates when browsing

The dimensions in the cube are giving us duplicates, there is no error while processing the cube, but when the cube is browsed we could see duplicates. There is a hierarchy in our dimension, the ...
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Monitor number of records returned in a long-running SELECT statement during SSAS processing

On a SQL Server 2014, I have an SSAS tabular model which is querying a relational clustered columnstore table (with 800 mio. records), when the model is being processed. The query is just a simple ...
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How to find out ALL the users that can connect to SSAS?

I have an user called mycompany\aives that is not listed in the list of administrators in the SSAS, not belong to any of the AD (active directory) groups listed there, however, he can connect to ...
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How to check the health of a SSAS database? And of its backups?

regarding backups of the SSAS databses, based on the following behaviour: Backup on an empty SSAS database hangs Is there a way to check whether or not the SSAS backup is healthy? I would accept ...
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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Analysis Services job step error: The specified file could not be decrypted

We have a daily SQL Server Agent Job that's failing intermittently. Between May 27th and Jun 16th, it has failed twice. The error message we receive (listed below) references "The file could not ...
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Cannot create SSRS subscription for a report using SSAS as datasource

My questions is : how should I config SSRS subscription a report, which consumes SSAS datasource. I already googled and lookup stackoverflow a lot and still couldn't make it work. Problems: I ...
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Problems attaching a SSAS database

I am attaching a SSAS database that I have just moved to a different drive following the below link: Attach and Detach Analysis Services Databases First I had to grant permissions on the new drive ...
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Problem with Processing Dimensions with Multiple Facts

I have a cube built in SSAS that uses 3 facts and 8 dimensions. Some of the dimensions are shared across 3 facts. When I process one of the dimension, it tries to process the underlying measure ...
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How can I reduce OLEDB wait type in a SSAS linked server connection?

I have recently created a linked server to one of my SSAS servers. when I go ahead and open the catalogs, to see which ssas databases I have there, I use the following procedure: create procedure ...
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How can I pass the server name as parameter for a XMLA script?

I have a PROCEDURE sp_backupSSAS - it backups SSAS databases. it works fine. I had previous problems with it, but they were sorted out here: routine to backup ssas databases fails with: The XML for ...
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SSAS - what could I monitor in SSAS to fine tune its memory settings?

This question is a follow up from the SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings? What and how can I monitor the server resources in order to best identify the settings that I ...
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Backup storage file corruption: file not found. Possible cause of this error is corruption of backup file

I backup my SSAS cubes called "BI LIVE" and restore it to a specific location on a different server. I am using sql server 2014. This is where you can see the routine I use to run the backups: How ...
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Update OLAP Cube data

We are using OLAP in our project and we are facing a scenario where we need to update the cube with real time data on daily basis. I need some suggestions about an optimal way for updating the data ...
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SSAS - what could be a good starting point for memory settings?

I have received the following alert regarding memory settings of SSAS: Alert: SSAS 2014: Invalid TotalMemoryLimit Configuration Source: MSSQLSERVER Path: SASBI01Alert time: 9/15/2015 5:38:50 PM ...
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Designing a dimensional DB off a normalized source that already implements SCD's

I have built an SSIS ETL to integrate various data sources (one from MySQL, two from SQL Server) into a single SQL Server relational and normalized database, which I've called [NDS]. The SSIS ETL ...
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SSAS Partitioning update questions

I am looking into automating my SSAS cube builds using SSIS and/or scripts and have a few questions. I have a cube with yearly partitions and a Date Dim that has attribute indicators by day for ...
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Formatting a Measure in SSAS cube

I have a measure that show number in millions / billions. The formatting of the number for now is like this : "$#,##0.0;-$#,##0.0" I would like to format the number to show something like this: ...
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What if the lowest granularity level can legitimately be null?

I have a normalized database that I'm going to be using as a source for a dimensional data store; one of the facts I'm collecting is Orders, the normalized schema looks roughly like this: However ...
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Two facts, two dimensions, one query, one cube, can it be done and how?

I have four tables, two Facts and two Dimensions. Below I've listed the relevant columns of these tables, and the results I would like to see in the Cube. Fact Order table ---------------- SK_Order ...
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What are Measures and Dimensions in Cubes

I'm very new to Microsoft Sql Server Business Intelligence and Analysis Service(but I'm programming for years with SQL Server).Can any one describe Measures and Dimensions in Cubes in Simple words(If ...
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SSAS tabular browse Excel relationships not working

I'm currently building an education data warehouse. I have three factless fact tables for distinct set of grades due to the fact I have no measures (I'm not aggregating anything), the grades are ...
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Analysis Services Project: Data Source per Enviroment

I'm trying to configure a multi dimensional analysis service project, so that each developer of a team can configure his/her own data source (oracle). Changing the deployment target is easy, but how ...
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SSAS MD dimension joins to same table twice (but processing fails as attribute has 2 names for same ID)

My cube has a product dimension, and each product has an "availability" status attribute. In the database, SellableItemAvailabilityId in DimSellableItemVersion (which contains products) joins to Id in ...
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Ordering of a dimension in sql server datawarehouse

Built and deployed a simple cube with a date dimension. The dimension has things like day of month. How do i sort it? it always shows in the reports as 1, 10, 11, 12, ... 19, 2, 20, 21 Design. ...
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Cube with 2 measure groups (with different relationships to dimensions) returns too many dimension members in reports

I have a cube that contains stock-take data from retail operations. It has 2 measure groups - one containing the number of stock units counted in each stock-take batch (which is related to the ...
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How can I get the measures of the last month with MDX?

I would like to get the values of the measures of the previous month. That's what I have: SELECT [Measures].[Recuent distinct] ON ROWS, TAIL(NonEmptyCrossJoin([Dim Date].[Calendar].[Month ...
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Permissions Error on Member that doesn't exist

My team built an SSAS cube a year or two ago; it was the second cube we've built. We rolled it out to a few teams who have been using it without any issues. Today, I sat down with a new user to set up ...
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Recalculate Time Dimension in BIDS

I'm using BIDS to create a cube in SSAS 2008 r2. I used the wizard to create a time dimension. Part of that configuration is selecting a date range. After creation, I realized that I needed a wider ...
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Question regarding Excel connection to SSAS cube

Looking for a way to change the connection in an existing spreadsheet from old SSAS server to the new SSAS server without losing the data in the spreadsheet. Hardware refresh has made this change ...
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MDX - Getting the last 6 month Dynamically

I have a Dim table that called DimAccounts. It is describing a User account and the dates that the account has been created. for Example: I would like to get the list of accounts that have been ...
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Drillthrough action on semi-additive measure group

I have created a semi-additive (Last Non-empty) measure in a cube that I am developing. For that measure group I have created a drillthrough action. When I use that drillthrough action it is ...
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SQL Server and msbi relation and difference [closed]

With SQL Server 2008R2, we have analysis services, reporting services, and data moving and manipulation services with SQL Server Management Studio. So why do we need SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS?
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What does a DBA have to know about SSAS?

I've seen a lot of material covering the business aspect of SSAS, but not really much about the important aspects of administration and management. From the point of view of administering an instance ...
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SSAS cube process time increased after making fact and dimension small

I have a cube of 55 GB size which takes around 2 Hour to process full. As I have data for last 4 years but our business wants only 2 years of data. For that, I have changed dimension and Fact views to ...
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SSAS cube fact and dimension relationship

I have a cube that all the tables has one row per ID and have measure in all of them except for the calendar dimension. When I view the measures in excel from Table 1 with attributes from table 2, I ...
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MDX query is SLOWER with warm cache

I have a MDX query that executes faster on cold cache than warm cache. If I ran the same MDX query after restarting SSAS it takes 14 seconds. All subsequent runs of the same statement then take 50 ...
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How do I make a nullable “parent” hierarchy level?

I'm setting up my first dimensional database with SSAS, and I have this [Materials] dimension that needs a hierarchy that goes something like this: [PriceCode v] --> nullable Price Code ... ...
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How to build dimensions from SCD tables

Having the foresight to begin collecting data from our production environment several years ago, I have a table with a following structure- Part Status Startdate Enddate I can write a relational ...
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Filtering by many-to-many table

I'm having a hard time to understand how to filter out result of multidimensional expression. This is my database schema. And this is my data. Manufacturer ╔════╦═══════════════════╗ ║ Id ║ ...
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Grant read/read-write access to SSAS cubes

I have a requirement to grant read access on SSAS cubes to one windows group and read/write access to another group. I have multiple SSAS cubes on my server. The question is: What minimum rights ...