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I want to share my experience with using (rather maintaining ) synonyms for data cubes on MS Analysis Services 2000 using IBI's MSOLAP adapter.
When we were on v532, it worked like a charm - except for cubes with long fieldnames, which is a valid limitation.
With v711, it introduced this limitation on SEGNAME for 8 charachters. So each time I had to go in and change both master & access files to truncate the field. ( Note : I donot beleive this limitation was documented; I was told to do this by the IBI rep who did the installation)
Finally with v716, this limitation has gone away, but none of the synonym files from v711 work i.e. they show up with no Sample Data.
Fair enough, so I re-generate synonyms, which shows that all synonyms were re-created successfully.
However when I go to the individual app folders, I see only a partial list of synonym files. It seems that the synonym generation process just quit in the middle i.e. at the first data cube that it could not process, but showed up as successful on the status.
There's another twist to this same scenario in our Prod environemnt, the synonym files get generated successfully i.e. I see the complete list of synonym files; but then my reports dont work. And when I goo look at the synonym files for those specific reports, sure enough they show up with no 'Sample Data'
One saving grace, however, is that re-generating thos specfic synonym files on a one-off basis seems to show 'Sample Data' as expected.
Am i stuck in some kind of twilight zone with this OLAp adapter or are there others who have faced the same issue?
I cant wait to see what happens when we move to v7.6 with data cubes on SQl Server 2005:-)
Posts: 10 | Location: TX | Registered: February 01, 2005
One of our internal experts reviewed the topic and suggested that, since it is not a developer's issue, you should open a case for further assistance. To do so, you may either call at 1-800-736-6130, or access the online system InfoResponse at http://techsupport.ibi.com. Here is a list of information to be ready when you call: http://techsupport.ibi.com/before_you_call.jsp.
Hope this helps.
Kerry Zhan Focal Point Moderator Information Builders, Inc.
Posts: 1948 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004