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Executing DBCC for SQL Server Analysis Services 2016

In the upcoming release of SQL Server Analysis Services 2016, one of the new features you’ll see is the ability to perform a database consistency check against your SSAS cubes and Tabular models. Just like in the database engine side of things, DBCC for SSAS checks for corruption across the entire database or individual objects within the database.

The DBCC command is shaped likes the XMLA Process command so there’s not a lot of complexity to it. Below here, you can see the basic syntax for the SSAS DBCC command. Its worthing noting that the syntax of the command will look the same whether you’re running it against an SSAS multidimensional database or Tabular model.

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To run the DBCC command, just open a new MDX query window and use the code seen above. Enter in the IDs of your Database, cube, measure and/or partition.

When you’re running the DBCC command against a Tabular model, there are a couple things I’d like to point out.

In the element for the CubeID, you’ll need to specify the ID of the Model. And in the element for the MeasureGroupID, specify the ID for the table you want to check.

DBCC XMLA command for SSAS

If you want to check the whole database or model for consistency, simply remove the elements the lower elements. For example, if I wanted to check the whole model, I just would leave out the elements for MeasureGroupID and PartitionID.

To find the MeasureGroupID (Table ID) or PartitionID in a Tabular model, just navigate to the Properties for that object.

Find the SSAS Tabular MeasureGroup ID or Table ID

To find the Partition ID in a Tabular model, right click the table and select Partitions. Then highlight the partition you want to check and click the Settings icon.

Find the SSAS Tabular partition ID

If you run SQL Server Profiler against SSAS while executing the DBCC command, you can see the individual checking of the columns, tables, database and more.

SSAS Tabular Profiler trace DBCC

I also ran a trace against my SSAS 2016 OLAP instance to watch each segment of

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Report Builder Stand Alone Installation

  • 18 July 2010
  • Author: briankmcdonald
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If you’re planning on rolling out Report Builder to end users, you may want to download the stand alone installation from Microsoft. Then you could store it on a file server and send links to anyone that you want to install the Report Builder thick client. Although the links on the Microsoft aren’t very difficult to find, I thought that it would be a good post to put both of the thick client download links in one place. So…here they are.

 

Report Builder 2.0

Use the Report Builder 2.0 to build ad hoc reports for a SQL Server 2008 instance. More details are contained on the MS url below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9f783224-9871-4eea-b1d5-f3140a253db6&displaylang=en

 

Report Builder 3.0

Only use the below link if your Report Server is the SQL Server 2008 R2 version. More details are contained on the MS url below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f78b6b1e-8ccb-407a-bc3e-7955d60e1a6c&displaylang=en

I hope this simplifies your search for the Report Builder links.

Until next time, “keep your ear to the grindstone” – Good Will Hunting

 

 

Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD
Business Intelligence Consultant – Pragmatic Works Consulting

Email: bmcdonald@pragmaticworks.com | Blog: BI Developer Network

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