FIX: Cube Editor Stops Responding on Save After Adding Private Dimension

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BUG #: 11398 (Plato7.x)
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When you delete a private dimension from a cube and then add a private dimension with the exact same name as the dimension you just removed, the Cube Editor may stop responding (hang) when you attempt to save the cube. This will only occur when the repository has been migrated to Meta Data Services repository format.


During the save process of the cube, the Cube Editor checks to see if all objects that exist in the repository also exist in memory. The comparison that the Cube Editor performs only checks the name of the object, not the ID. Because the new private dimension is added with the exact same name as the deleted private dimension, the entry is never removed from the repository and there will be two entries for the same object.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (the Analysis Services Components - Sql2kasp1.exe). For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services version 8.0. This problem was first corrected in the Analysis Services Components of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Steps to Reproduce

  1. Migrate the repository to SQL Server 2000 using the Meta Data Services format.
  2. Edit the HR cube in the FoodMart 2000 database.
  3. Remove the Pay Type private dimension.
  4. Add a private dimension with the name Pay Type.
  5. Save the cube.
NOTE: After the repository is corrupted, you will need to restore a clean repository from back up and install Service Pack 1 to prevent the problem from reoccurring.


Article ID: 296901 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
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