Request for Incremental (cube/partition) processing approach


  • Hi,

    Can you please help me on to do the incremental partition processing.


    I have some records in the fact table. I add some more records into the fact table. now I need to process the update data only instead of deleting all records and insert the data again and process.



    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:05 PM


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  • you can use ProcessAdd operation for that


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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:14 PM
  • Hi Narendra,

    As Visakh mentioned, you can use process add for the partition to only bring in new records.

    If you are using tabular cubes then please follow these links.#

    In general -

    for model compatability > 1200 -



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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:15 PM
  • Hi Narendra,

    Thanks for your question.

    Visakh16 and Ram have already provided solid solutions for this issue. Please kindly mark the helpful replies as answers. By doing so, it will benefit all community members who are facing this similar issue. Your contribution is highly appreciated.

    One thing I want to add, please take care of the SQL Query you are using for partition, you need to make sure that the same records has not been imported multiple times. otherwise you might encounter the issue in below thread:
    Replicate values in OLAP cube

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    Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:52 AM
  • You can "roll" your update partition forward by using views for each partition and some some dateadd(getdate()) logic in the view where clause.  If it's a multidimensional model you'll also need to update the ssas slice property of the partition using some .NET code in an SSIS script component in order to keep it synced with the view where clause.  This helps you keep a very small refresh partition without maintenance.

    I have used this in conjunction with Proactive Caching to achieve near real-time cube loads.
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:05 AM
  • I am still working on this by using ProcessAdd option which will include new records , updated records and deleted records with contra entry.

    I will update once i will complete this.


    Monday, August 13, 2018 9:32 AM