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Drill through return random sets of row counts ?

Drill through return random sets of row counts ?

Good day,

I am using Analysis Services 2008. I have enabled drill through on three seperate perspectives in one Cube. I have also set the maximum no of records to 150 000 in the SSAS Drill Through Action. This I have also done within the SSAS enjin properties.

When I am in Excel I also make sure that the No of OLAP drill through rows is to 150 000.

The problem however is that it seems to return random sets of row counts. To start of with it does not return the exact count in the measure and every time it seems to be a different row count. Some times the result is 30% of the measure count and other times it is 60% of the measure count.

Does anyone have any ideas or explanation for this ?

pipe "We know nothing but, that what we know is not the truth..." - Me

RE: Drill through return random sets of row counts ?

My guess is that the count varies because there are "duplicates" in the scope of data currently being returned.  Let's say you are returning the measure Sales Amount along with the Customer Name, Location Name, and Date.  If your relational table has five of rows for this one Customer, Location and Date, you'll just get one row back in the drillthrough.

RE: Drill through return random sets of row counts ?

Thanks for this RiverGuy. This interesting and I din't know this however,this fact table has 800 000 unique records which means that, there has to be another reason as well and I can not figure out what it can be...


pipe "We know nothing but, that what we know is not the truth..." - Me

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