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FIX: Date Fields Display Incorrectly When Time Dimension is Based on Fact Table

Article ID: 248612

Article Last Modified on 3/14/2006


  • Microsoft SQL Server OLAP Services

This article was previously published under Q248612

BUG #: 4483 (PLATO7X)


When a time dimension is based on the fact table, an addition or change to the rows in the fact table's datetime column may cause problems after an incremental processing of the cube. The date order may not be correct for the modified rows when you view the data.

This is not an issue if the time dimension is based on a table other then the fact table for the cube.


To avoid this problem, incrementally update or refresh the time dimension before you process the cube.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0

For more information, contact your primary support provider.

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