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Discontinued Analysis Services Functionality in SQL Server 2008

This topic describes Analysis Services features that are no longer available in SQL Server 2008.

Category

Discontinued Feature

Comments

Connection string properties

Mining Execution Location

Accepted for backward compatibility, but is ignored. Execution is always on the server.

Connection string properties

Mining Location

 

Connection string properties

Log File

The Log File feature is replaced by the Trace feature.

Connection string properties

Execution Location

 

Connection string properties

Distinct Measures by Key

 

Connection string properties

Large Level Threshold

 

Features

Aggregated Providers

This feature is replaced by plug-in algorithms.

Features

Linked Cubes

This feature is replaced by linked measure groups.

Features

Custom Level Formulas

This feature is replaced by Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) scripts.

Features

Cube and Database Role Commands

No longer supported.

MDX

CreateVirtualDimension

This MDX function is no longer supported.

MDX

CreatePropertySet

This MDX function is no longer supported.

MDX

Ignore

In SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, this function was reserved for future use.

Other

Active Directory Registration

 

Other

Skipped levels in parent-child hierarchies

The SkippedLevelsColumnproperty, which indicates how many levels to skip when creating a member under a parent in a parent-child hierarchy, is no longer supported.

Tools

Surface Area Configuration Tool

The Surface Area Configuration Tool is discontinued for SQL Server 2008. For more information, see Backward Compatibility.

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