Dimension Processing Destination

The Dimension Processing destination loads and processes an SQL Server Analysis Services dimension. For more information about dimensions, see Dimensions (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

The Dimension Processing destination includes the following features:

  • Options to perform incremental, full, or update processing.

  • Error configuration, to specify whether dimension processing ignores errors or stops after a specified number of errors.

  • Mapping of input columns to columns in dimension tables.

    For more information about processing Analysis Services objects, see Processing Options and Settings (Analysis Services).

Configuration of the Dimension Processing Destination

The Dimension Processing destination uses an Analysis Services connection manager to connect to the Analysis Services project or the instance of Analysis Services that contains the dimensions the destination processes. For more information, see Analysis Services Connection Manager.

This destination has one input. It does not support an error output.

You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.

The Advanced Editor dialog box reflects the properties that can be set programmatically. For more information about the properties that you can set in the Advanced Editor dialog box or programmatically, click one of the following topic:

Dimension Processing Destination Editor (Connection Manager Page)

Use the Connection Manager page of the Dimension Processing Destination Editor dialog box to specify a connection to a SQL Server Analysis Services project or to an instance of Analysis Services.

Options

Connection manager
Select an existing connection manager from the list, or click New to create a new connection manager.

New
Create a new connection by using the Add Analysis Services Connection Manager dialog box.

List of available dimensions
Select the dimension to process.

Processing method
Select the processing method to apply to the dimension selected in the list. The default value of this option is Full.

Value Description
Add (incremental) Perform an incremental processing of the dimension.
Full Perform full processing of the dimension.
Update Perform an update processing of the dimension.

Dimension Processing Destination Editor (Mappings Page)

Use the Mappings page of the Dimension Processing Destination Editor dialog box to map input columns to dimension columns.

Options

Available Input Columns
View the list of available input columns. Use a drag-and-drop operation to map available input columns in the table to destination columns.

Available Destination Columns
View the list of available destination columns. Use a drag-and-drop operation to map available destination columns in the table to input columns.

Input Column
View input columns selected from the table above. You can change the mappings by using the list of Available Input Columns.

Destination Column
View each available destination column, and whether it is mapped or not.

Dimension Processing Destination Editor (Advanced Page)

Use the Advanced page of the Dimension Processing Destination Editor dialog box to configure error handling.

Options

Use default error configuration.
Specify whether to use the default Analysis Services error handling. By default, this value is True.

Key error action
Specify how to handle records that have unacceptable key values.

Value Description
ConvertToUnknown Convert the unacceptable key value to the UnknownMember value.
DiscardRecord Discard the record.

Ignore errors
Specify that errors should be ignored.

Stop on error
Specify that processing should stop when an error occurs.

Number of errors
Specify the error threshold at which processing should stop, if you have selected Stop on errors.

On error action
Specify the action to take when the error threshold is reached, if you have selected Stop on errors.

Value Description
StopProcessing Stop processing.
StopLogging Stop logging errors.

Key not found
Specify the action to take for a key not found error. By default, this value is ReportAndContinue.

Value Description
IgnoreError Ignore the error and continue processing.
ReportAndContinue Report the error and continue processing.
ReportAndStop Report the error and stop processing.

Duplicate key
Specify the action to take for a duplicate key error. By default, this value is IgnoreError.

Value Description
IgnoreError Ignore the error and continue processing.
ReportAndContinue Report the error and continue processing.
ReportAndStop Report the error and stop processing.

Null key converted to unknown
Specify the action to take when a null key has been converted to the UnknownMember value. By default, this value is IgnoreError.

Value Description
IgnoreError Ignore the error and continue processing.
ReportAndContinue Report the error and continue processing.
ReportAndStop Report the error and stop processing.

Null key not allowed
Specify the action to take when null keys are not allowed and a null key is encountered. By default, this value is ReportAndContinue.

Value Description
IgnoreError Ignore the error and continue processing.
ReportAndContinue Report the error and continue processing.
ReportAndStop Report the error and stop processing.

Error log path
Type the path of the error log, or click the browse(…) button to select a destination.

Browse (...)
Select a path for the error log.

See Also

Data Flow
Integration Services Transformations