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Process Database, Table, or Partition

The tasks in this topic describe how to process a tabular model database, table, or partitions manually by using the Process <object> dialog box in SQL Server Management Studio.

For more information about tabular model processing, see Process Data (SSAS Tabular).

To process a database

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, right-click on the database you want to process, and then click Process Database.

  2. In the Process Database dialog box, in the Mode listbox, select one of the following process modes:

    Mode

    Description

    Process Default

    Detects the process state of database objects, and performs processing necessary to deliver unprocessed or partially processed objects to a fully processed state. Data for empty tables and partitions is loaded; hierarchies, calculated columns, and relationships are built or rebuilt (recalculated).

    Process Full

    Processes a database and all the objects that it contains. When Process Full is run for an object that has already been processed, Analysis Services drops all data in the object, and then processes the object. This kind of processing is required when a structural change has been made to an object. This option requires the most resources.

    Process Clear

    Removes all data from database objects.

    Process Recalc

    Updates and recalculates hierarchies, relationships, and calculated columns.

  3. In the Process checkbox column, select the partitions you want to process with the selected mode, and then click Ok.

To process a table

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, in the tabular model database which contains the table you want to process, expand the Tables node, then right-click on the table you want to process, and then click Process Table.

  2. In the Process Table dialog box, in the Mode listbox, select one of the following process modes:

    Mode

    Description

    Process Default

    Detects the process state of a table object, and performs processing necessary to deliver unprocessed or partially processed objects to a fully processed state. Data for empty tables and partitions is loaded; hierarchies, calculated columns, and relationships are built or rebuilt (recalculated).

    Process Full

    Processes a table object and all the objects that it contains. When Process Full is run for an object that has already been processed, Analysis Services drops all data in the object, and then processes the object. This kind of processing is required when a structural change has been made to an object. This option requires the most resources.

    Process Data

    Load data into a table without rebuilding hierarchies or relationships or recalculating calculated columns and measures.

    Process Clear

    Removes all data from a table and any table partitions.

    Process Defrag

    Defragments the auxiliary table indexes.

  3. In the table checkbox column, verify the table and optionally select any additional tables you want to process, and then click Ok.

To process one or more partitions

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, right-click on the table that has the partitions you want to process, and then click Partitions.

  2. In the Partitions dialog box, in Partitions, click the Process button.

  3. In the Process Partition dialog box, in the Mode listbox, select one of the following process modes:

    Mode

    Description

    Process Default

    Detects the process state of a partition object, and performs processing necessary to deliver unprocessed or partially processed partition objects to a fully processed state. Data for empty tables and partitions is loaded; hierarchies, calculated columns, and relationships are built or rebuilt (recalculated).

    Process Full

    Processes a partition object and all the objects that it contains. When Process Full is run for an object that has already been processed, Analysis Services drops all data in the object, and then processes the object. This kind of processing is required when a structural change has been made to an object.

    Process Data

    Load data into a partition or a table without rebuilding hierarchies or relationships or recalculating calculated columns and measures.

    Process Clear

    Removes all data from a partition.

    Process Add

    Incrementally update partition with new data.

  4. In the Process checkbox column, select the partitions you want to process with the selected mode, and then click Ok.

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