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Archives: March 2011

SSAS errors: Errors in the metadata manager. The dimension with ID of ‘xxx’ referenced by the ‘yyy’ cube, does not exist.

When deploying or processing a cube or dimension you may encounter an error similar to this:

Errors in the metadata manager. The dimension with ID of ‘Student Financial Aid ~MC-Student AK’, Name of ‘Student Financial Aid ~MC-Student AK’ referenced by the ‘Student Financial Aid ~MC’ cube, does not exist.
Errors…

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Posted in Business Intelligence & SQL Server Decaffeinated on 22 March 2011

SSIS Foreach File Enumerator returns more files than expected by appending a wildcard (*) to the file mask

While working on a recent project for a customer that involved importing both Excel 97-2003 and Excel 2007/2010 files, I was a little surprised to discover that the Foreach Loop File Enumerator will return both *.xls and *.xlsx files even if you only specify to return *.xls files.

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Posted in Business Intelligence & SQL Server Decaffeinated on 21 March 2011

Differences between Merge and Union All transformations in SSIS

 What are the differences between Merge and Union All transformations in SSIS ?

 The first and most obvious difference is that Merge can only accept two datasets while Union All can accept more than two datasets for input. The second difference is that Merge requires both datasets to be sorted… Read more

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Posted in Business Intelligence & SQL Server Decaffeinated on 3 March 2011