21 September, 2018


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Analytic services performs restructuring when ever there to be existing outline. There are 3types of resstructing.  


if a change affects only the database outline, analytic services does not restructure the index or data files. Member name changes creations of aliases , and dynamic calculation formula changes are examples of effects only the database outline  


if a member of sparse dimension or a member of an attribute dimension is moved, deleted, or added , analytic services are restructures the index and is relatively fast ; the amount of time required depends on the size of the index  


if a member of console dimension is moved deleted, or added , analytic services are restructures block in the data files and create new data files when analytic services restructures the data blocks . it regenerates the index automatically so that index     entries point to the new data blocks . analytic services marks all restricted block as dirty , so after a full restructure is the most time consuming of the restructure and for large databases can take a very long time to complete .



To perform a full restructure , analytic services does the following :

  1. Creates temporary files that are copies of the .ind, .pag, .esm , and .tct files . each temporary file substitutes either N or U for the lost character of the files Extension , so the temporary file names are dbname.inn, essxxxxx.inn, essxxxxx.pan, dbname.otn, dbname.esn, dbname.tcu.
  2. Reads the block from the database files copied in step 1, restructures the block in memory, and then in new temporary files . this step takes the most time
  3. Removes the database files copied in step 1, including .ind, .pag, .esm, and .tct files.
  4. Renames the temporary files to the correct file names: .ind, .pag, .esm, and .tct

  @CHILDREN Returns all children of specified member , excluding the specified member . @ children (mbrname) CHILDREN(QTR1) returns jan, feb mar. @CHILDREN returns jan, feb, mar and QTR1 also @DESCENDANTS Return all descendants of the specified member . @descendants(year) will return all members under year ANCESTORS(QTR4) returns year . @SIBLINGS Returns all siblings of the specified member . @ siblings(qtr1) returns qtr2,qtr3,qtr4. Siblings (qtr1) returns qtr1,qtr2,qtr3and qtr4. @RSIBLINGS Returns the right siblings of the specified member. The members next to it . @RSIBLINGS(QTR2) returns qtr3, qtr4.   @LSIBLINGS: Returns the left siblings of the specified member . the member above it @LSIBLINGS(qtr2) Returns qtr1.   @MATCH:- Performs wildcard member selections . @match (time , “j*”) returns all the months that are starting with : JAN,JUN, AND JUL   @PRIOR:- Returns the nth previous cell member from mbr name range list “OPENING INVENTORY @PRIOR (ENDING INVENTORY)”   @CONCATENATE:- Returns a character string that is result of appending one character string to another character string   SYNTAX:- @CONCATENATE(STRING1, STRING2) @UDA Returns member based on a common attribute , which you have defined as a user- defined attribute (UDA) on the analytic server. SYNTAX @UDA (DIMNAME, UDA) @UDA (GEOGRAPHY, SMALL)   @ATTRIBUTE Lists all base members that are associated with the specified attribute member (attmbrname)   @ATTRIBUTE(1L) returns all the members in product dimension whose attribute is 1L   @ RELATIVE Returns all members at the specified generation or level that are above or below the specified member in the database outline .   SYNTAX @RELATIVE(mbrname, genlevnum 1 , genlevname) Examples are discussed in the class, @ISCHILD Returns TRUE if the current member is a child of the specified member . this function excludes the specified member . SYNTAX:- @ISCHILD(mbrName) @WITHATTR Returns database members that are associated with an attribute that satisfies the conditions you specify. You can use operator such as >, <. =, and IN to specify conditions that must me. @ATTRIBUTE(Bottle) @WITHATTR (EXG Type “,”==”.Bottle) However, the following formula can be performed only with @WITHATTR(not with @ ATTRIBUTE) because you specify a condition. @WITHATTR(Ounces,”>”, “16”)

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