SQL 2012 Data Mining Add-in for Office 2013 prerequisites error

If you try to install the Data Mining Add-in into Office 2013 the setup may fail with the prerequisite error. This may happen if you are using the ClickToRun install of Office, chances are you still have Office 2010 or another version side-by-side, as ClickToRun  doesn’t uninstall previous versions of Office that are installed.  Error:…

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Analysis Services Stops Accepting New Connections –Processing commit locks hurt

This common blocking symptom really can cause trouble if you get caught off guard. When you process an Analysis Services object, like FullProcess on a database or cube, near the end of processing is the phase where it needs to swap the old files out and replace it with the new files a lock is…

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Error from AS client tools – "Property name was not recognized, ‘APP’"

Every time I try to connect to my SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, from Management Studio or SQL Profiler I kept getting this error popup and I cannot connect. "Property name was not recognized, ‘APP’"   I figured it out… I ran process monitor and found that MSOLAP8 had been registered but the MSOLAP11 version…


Analysis Services Cube processing fails with error "OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Operation canceled; HY008."

  Lots of similar errors during processing Analysis Services processing (on Adventureworks DW cube in my example) can fail with this error “OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Operation canceled; HY008.” In SQL OLEDB terms HY008 means DB_E_CANCELED (aka your query was cancelled purposefully by the caller) If you get lucky, you can…

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What permissions are needed to create new objects in an Analysis Services database?

  To make a new dimension or any object in an SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services database, the user must be in a role that has “Full control ( Administrator)” permissions. I confirmed this by breaking my role, getting an error, and researching the source code which throws the error to see what conditions it…

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