Batch Element (XMLA)

Performs one or more XML for Analysis (XMLA) commands as a batch operation, either sequentially or in parallel, on an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS).


   <Batch Transaction="Boolean" ProcessAffectedObjects="Boolean">
      <!-- One or more XMLA commands -->

Element Characteristics

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value



0-n: Optional element that can occur more than once.

Element Relationships

Relationship Element

Parent elements


Child elements

Bindings, DataSource, DataSourceView, ErrorConfiguration, Parallel

One or more of the following XMLA commands: Alter, Backup, BeginTransaction, ClearCache, CommitTransaction, Create, Delete, DesignAggregations, Drop, Insert, Lock, MergePartitions, NotifyTableChange, Process, Restore, RollbackTransaction, Statement, Subscribe, Synchronize, Unlock, Update, UpdateCells


Attribute Description


(Optional Boolean attribute) Indicates whether all objects that require reprocessing will be processed.

If set to true, the Analysis Services instance processes any objects that require reprocessing as a result of processing an object included in the Batch command.

If set to false, the Analysis Services instance processes only those objects included in the Batch command.


(Optional Boolean attribute) Indicates whether the command included in the Batch command are treated as a single transaction or individual transactions.

If set to true, all of the commands included in the Batch command are considered a single transaction. If any command fails, the commands executed prior to the failed command are rolled back, and the Batch command stops without executing subsequent commands.

If set to false, the Batch command attempts to execute every command, and commits the results of each command that completes successfully.


For more information about performing batch operations in XMLA, see Performing Batch Operations (XMLA).

See Also


Commands (XMLA)

Help and Information

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