Offline Cube data missing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I have a problem when i export an online cube to offline with "create global cube".

    First of all, the online cube is correct. When i export this cube to offline, the data are wrong: the values ​​are less than the actual values randomly. It seems that some data may be cut. The "create global cube" command does a simple export, no filter is applied or else. No errors or warnings are signaled.

    The file size is near to 2 GB.
    In the cube, per year:

    - 2014, 2015 -> correct cube (file size about 1.5GB)

    - 2015, 2016 -> correct cube (file size about 1.6GB)

    - 2014, 2015, 2016 -> wrong cube (file size about 1.8-1.9GB).

    There is any limitation of file size?

    I use Sql Server 2012.

    Any ideas o suggestion?


    Monday, January 4, 2016 8:37 PM


All replies

  • Hi Gianluca

    Thank you for your question.  

    I am trying to involve someone more familiar with this topic for a further look at this issue. Sometime delay might be expected from the job transferring. Your patience is greatly appreciated.  

    Thank you for your understanding and support. 


    Simon Hou
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, January 8, 2016 2:26 AM
  • Hi Simon,

    Thank you for your answer!

    Any help you can give me is welcome even waiting a bit. On the Internet I found no information and do not know what to try to solve it.

    (Sorry for my English :) )

    Friday, January 8, 2016 7:40 AM
  • Hi Gianluca Carlesso,

    Firstly, it is necessary to identify which part of data is missing: is any dimension or measure not created in the local cube or some data is missing? 

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    Monday, January 11, 2016 5:28 AM
  • Hi Vicky,

    Some data is missing. Dimensions and measures are created in the local cube.

    In the command CREATE GLOBAL CUBE, i indicates what dimensions and measures to include.

    CREATE GLOBAL CUBE [Cube Name] STORAGE '\\path\Cube.cub' FROM [Cube]
     MEASURE [cube].[Measure1],
     MEASURE [cube].[Measure2],
     DIMENSION [cube].[Dim1],
     DIMENSION [cube].[Dim2],
     DIMENSION [cube].[Dim3]

    The cube online has all the dimensions and measures, while purposefully offline has fewer dimensions and measures.

    The strange thing is that if I create an offline cube with data from the years 2014 and 2015 (or 2015 and 2016) the values are correct. If I export with the data of 2014, 2015 and 2016, the cube values are lower than the real ones.

    For example:

    Online Cube - Correct Values
    Quantity Sold
    2014 2015 2016
    Article 1 50 100 150
    Article 2 10 50 40

    Online Cube - Correct Values (filter data per year 2014 and 2015)
    Quantity Sold
    2014 2015 2016
    Article 1 50 100 150
    Article 2 10 50 40

    Offline Cube - Wrong Values

    Quantity Sold
    2014 2015 2016
    Article 1 40 75 134
    Article 2 0 1 15

    Is my explanation  clear?

    Monday, January 11, 2016 4:09 PM
  • By Microsoft Support the answer:
    The described behavior is by design due to the size limitation of 2GB for offline cubes the SSAS engine is truncating data and so there is no consistency. 



    Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:46 PM