OLAP Properties

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Analysis Services supports the OLAP server properties listed in the following tables. For more information about additional server properties and how to set them, see Server Properties in Analysis Services.

Applies to: Multidimensional server mode only

DefaultPageSizeForData
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForDataHeader
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForIndex
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForIndexHeader
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForString
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForHash
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultPageSizeForProp
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

Enabled
A Boolean property that specifies whether lazy aggregation processing is enabled.

SleepIntervalSecs
A signed 32-bit integer property that defines the interval, in seconds, that the server checks whether there are lazy processing jobs pending.

MaxCPUUsage
A signed 64-bit double-precision floating-point number property that defines maximum CPU usage for lazy processing, expressed as a percentage. The server monitors average CPU use based on snapshots. It is normal behavior for the CPU to spike above this threshold.

The default value for this property is 0.5, indicating a maximum of 50% of the CPU will be devoted to lazy processing.

MaxObjectsInParallel
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies the maximum number of partitions that can be lazily processed in parallel.

MaxRetries
A signed 32-bit integer property that defines the number of retries in the event that lazy processing fails before an error is raised.

CacheRowsetRows
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CacheRowsetToDisk
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DistinctBuffer
A signed 32-bit integer property that defines the size of an internal buffer used for distinct counts. Increase this value to speed up distinct count processing at the cost of memory use.

EnableRolapDimQueryTableGrouping
A Boolean property that specifies whether table grouping is enabled for ROLAP dimensions. If True, when querying ROLAP dimensions at runtime, entire ROLAP dimension tables are queried at once, as opposed to separate queries for each attribute.

EnableTableGrouping
A Boolean property that specifies whether table grouping is enabled. If True, when processing dimensions, entire dimension tables are queried at once, as opposed to separate queries for each attribute.

ForceMultiPass
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MaxTableDepth
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MemoryAdjustConst
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MemoryAdjustFactor
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MemoryLimit
A signed 64-bit double-precision floating-point number property that defines the maximum amount of memory to be devoted to processing, expressed as a percentage of physical memory.

The default value for this property is 65, indicating that 65% of physical memory may be devoted to cube and dimension processing.

MemoryLimitErrorEnabled
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

OptimizeSchema
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultRefreshInterval
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DimensionLatencyAccuracy
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

PartitionLatencyAccuracy
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

AggregationMemoryLimitMax
A signed 64-bit double-precision floating-point number property that defines the maximum amount of memory that can be devoted to aggregation processing, expressed as a percentage of physical memory.

The default value for this property is 80, indicating that 80% of physical memory may be devoted to aggregation processing.

AggregationMemoryLimitMin
A signed 64-bit double-precision floating-point number property that defines the minimum amount of memory that can be devoted to aggregation processing, expressed as a percentage of physical memory. A larger value may speed up aggregation processing at the cost of memory usage.

The default value for this property is 10, indicating that minimally 10% of physical memory will be devoted to aggregation processing.

AggregationNewAlgo
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

AggregationPerfLog2
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

AggregationsBuildEnabled
A Boolean property that specifies whether aggregation building is enabled. This is a mechanism to benchmark aggregation building without changing aggregation design.

BufferMemoryLimit
A signed 64-bit double-precision floating-point number property that defines the processing buffer memory limit, expressed as a percent of physical memory.

The default value for this property is 60, which indicates that up to 60% of physical memory can be used for buffer memory.

BufferRecordLimit
A signed 32-bit integer property that defines the number of records that can be buffered during processing.

The default value for this property is 1048576 (records).

CacheRecordLimit
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CheckDistinctRecordSortOrder
A Boolean property that defines if the sort order for the results of a distinct count query are meaningful when processing partitions. True indicates the sort order is not meaningful and must be "checked" by the server. When processing partitions with distinct count measure, query sent to SQL with order-by. Set to false to speed up processing.

The default value for this property is True, which indicates that the sort order is not meaningful and must be checked.

DatabaseConnectionPoolConnectTimeout
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies timeout when opening a new connection in seconds.

DatabaseConnectionPoolGeneralTimeout
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies database connection timeout for use with external OLEDB connections in seconds.

DatabaseConnectionPoolMax
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies the maximum number of pooled database connections.

The default value for this property is 50 (connections).

DatabaseConnectionPoolTimeout
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataFileInitEnabled
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataPlacementOptimization
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataSliceInitEnabled
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DeepCompressValue
A Boolean property applying to measures with Double data type that specifies whether numbers can be compressed, causing a loss in numeric precision. A value of False indicates no compression and no precision loss.

The default value for this property is True, which indicates that compression is enabled and precision will be lost.

DimensionPropertyKeyCache
A Boolean property that specifies whether dimension property keys are cached. Must be set to True if keys are non-unique.

IndexBuildEnabled
A Boolean property that specifies whether indexes are built upon processing. This property is for benchmarking and informational purposes.

IndexBuildThreshold
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies a row count threshold below which indexes will not be built for partitions.

The default value for this property is 4096 (rows).

IndexFileInitEnabled
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MapFormatMask
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

RecordsReportGranularity
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies how often the server records Trace events during processing, in rows.

The default value for this property is 1000, which indicates that a Trace event is logged once every 1000 rows.

ROLAPDimensionProcessingEffort
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

AggregationsUseEnabled
A Boolean property that defines whether stored aggregations are used at runtime. This property allows aggregations to be disabled without changing the aggregation design or re-processing, for informational and benchmarking purposes.

The default value for this property is True, indicating that aggregations are enabled.

AllowSEFiltering
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CalculationCacheRegistryMaxIterations
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CalculationEvaluationPolicy
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ConvertDeletedToUnknown
A Boolean property that specifies whether deleted dimension members are converted to Unknown member.

CopyLinkedDataCacheAndRegistry
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCacheRegistryMaxIterations
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DefaultDrillthroughMaxRows
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies the maximum number of rows that will return from a drill-through query.

The default value for this property is 10000 (rows).

DimensionPropertyCacheSize
A signed 32-bit integer property that specifies the amount of memory (in bytes) used to cache dimension members used in a query.

The default is 4,000,000 bytes (or 4 MB) per attribute hierarchy, per active query. The default value provides a well-balanced cache size for solutions having typical hierarchies. However, dimensions with a very large number of members (in the millions) or deep hierarchies perform better if you increase this value.

Implications of increasing cache size:

  • Memory utilization costs increase when you allow more memory to be used by the dimension cache. Actual usage depends on query execution. Not all queries will use the allowable maximum.

    Note that the memory used by these caches is considered nonshrinkable and will be included when accounting against the TotalMemoryLimit.

  • Affects all databases on the server. DimensionPropertyCachesize is a server-wide property. Changing this property affects all databases running on the current instance.

Approach for estimating dimension cache requirements:

  1. Start by increasing the size by a large number to determine whether there is a benefit to increasing the dimension cache size. For example, you might want to double the default value as an initial step.

  2. If a performance improvement is evident, incrementally reduce the value until you reach a balance between performance and memory utilization.

ExpressNonEmptyUseEnabled
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

IgnoreNullRolapRows
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

IndexUseEnabled
A Boolean property that defines whether indexes are used at runtime. This property is for informational and benchmarking purposes.

MapHandleAlgorithm
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

MaxRolapOrConditions
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseCalculationCacheRegistry
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseDataCacheFreeLastPageMemory
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseDataCacheRegistry
A Boolean property that specifies whether to enable the data cache registry, where query results are cached (though not calculated results).

UseDataCacheRegistryHashTable
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseDataCacheRegistryMultiplyKey
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseDataSlice
A Boolean property that defines whether to use partition data slices at runtime for query optimization. This property is for benchmarking and informational purposes.

UseMaterializedIterators
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseSinglePassForDimSecurityAutoExist
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

UseVBANet
A Boolean property that defines whether to use the VBA .net assembly for user-defined functions.

CalculationPrefetchLocality\ ApplyIntersect
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CalculationPrefetchLocality\ ApplySubtract
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

CalculationPrefetchLocality\ PrefetchLowerGranularities
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ CachedPageAlloc\ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ CachedPageAlloc\ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ CachedPageAlloc\ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ CachedPageAlloc\ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ CachedPageAlloc\ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\CellStore\ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\CellStore\ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\CellStore\ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\CellStore\ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\CellStore\ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ MemoryModel \ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ MemoryModel \ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ MemoryModel \ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ MemoryModel \ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

DataCache\ MemoryModel\ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ MemoryModel\ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ MemoryModel\ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ MemoryModel\ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ MemoryModel\ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ MemoryModel\ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessPartition\ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessPartition \ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessPartition \ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessPartition \ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessPartition \ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessProperty\ Income
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessProperty\ InitialBonus
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessProperty\ MaximumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessProperty\ MinimumBalance
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

ProcessAggregation\ ProcessProperty\ Tax
An advanced property that you should not change, except under the guidance of Microsoft support.

Server Properties in Analysis Services
Determine the Server Mode of an Analysis Services Instance

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