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Article ID: 2498839 - Last Review: March 19, 2012 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 fix release.

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008).
  • You have a large dimension in a cube, and the key for the largest attribute in the dimension has a String data type.
  • The combined size of the following files is greater than 2 GB:
    • Key store file (.kstore)
    • String store file (.ksstore)
    • Key hash store file (.khstore)
  • You perform a full process of the dimension.
In this scenario, the dimension is not processed, and you receive the following error message:
Memory error: An internal memory request exceeded the memory quota for the current processing action.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2673382  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673382/LN/ ) Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2402659  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2402659/LN/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2489376/ ) Cumulative Update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981356/ ) The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Integer data type for the key, instead of the String data type. To do this, you can change the existing key to the Integer data type. Or, you can create a surrogate key column that has the Integer data type, and then use the surrogate key column as the key for the related attribute.
  • Split the rows into multiple dimension tables, and then break the original cube into smaller cubes. For example, split up a geography table, and then create cubes for each continent.

REFERENCES

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ ) An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ ) New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
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