When processing all shared dimensions in an Analysis
Services database, the processing may fail or Analysis Services may stop
responding (hang) during the commit phase of the processing. During the
processing, you may also see that Very Large Dimension (VLDM) is invoked as one
of the steps in the Process window. This may occur while processing with Data
Transformation Services (DTS) or inside of Analysis Manager.
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:
INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
Process each shared dimension individually instead of
trying to process all dimensions from Analysis Manager. When you set up a DTS
package with a task that processes all dimensions, split the task into several
tasks with each task set to process one dimension.
confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services version
This problem was
first corrected in the Analysis Services Components of Microsoft SQL Server
2000 Service Pack 1.