Category Archives: Syndication

SSIS Execute SQL error – No disconnected record set is available

If you get the error in SSIS that says: …failed with the following error: “No disconnected record set is available for the specified SQL statement.”. Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, “ResultSet” property not set correctly, parameters not set … Continue reading

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SSRS Map Layers Parameter

With the new Map control in SSRS 2008 R2 there are three different map types, Road, Aerial, and Hybrid. If you want to allow your users to change the map type you would think you could map a parameter to … Continue reading

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SSIS Pivot on bad data

The pivot transform in SSIS is already a pain to use. When you have bad data it makes it even worse. In this blog I am going to show how to handle bad data when using the pivot transform. You … Continue reading

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SSIS Records on the Same Row – kind of like pivot

If you have two or more records on the same row, and need to write each record on its own row in a destination, you have two choices. You can do this in series or parallel in a single data … Continue reading

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MDX YTD Calculation Issus

If you are using the templates for MDX calculation built into SSAS 2008 you might run into some strange issues. In the image below you can see the calculation is working for all years except for 2008. My first thought … Continue reading

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MDX Scope with an If Then statement

The scope statement in MDX is great for applying calculations to a certain area of a cube, also called a subcube. Dustin Ryan wrote a great article on the scope statement here. The issue I am going to cover will … Continue reading

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Loop Through Excel Files in SSIS

You can loop through excel files using SSIS. This will use the For Each Loop container and a data flow task. First Create a variable named strExcelfile as a string variable; you can leave the value blank. Next, drag in … Continue reading

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Junk Dimensions with no Loading Needed

When you are working with dimensional modeling there are some situations where several dimensional attributes don’t make since to be in any other dimension. When this occurs you can combine them into one dimension call a Junk Dimension. In this … Continue reading

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Handling Large Many to Many bridge tables

In some scenarios you will need to create a many to many relationship in your cube in SSAS. One of the problems that arise from many to many bridge tables are the size of these tables. In this example we … Continue reading

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Execute SSIS Packages with a Macro in BIDS

When running SSIS packages in BIDS it is common to click on the green arrow at the top of BIDS to run a package. One problem that can occur when using this button is the deployment of project and the … Continue reading

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