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NullProcessing Enumeration

Specifies what action SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) takes when it encounters a Null value in a data item.

Namespace:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.AnalysisServices (in Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll)

[GuidAttribute("23CE68CA-EEC2-4488-93A9-2E9A20C2C17A")]
public enum NullProcessing

Member nameDescription
PreserveSpecifies that the Null value is preserved.
ErrorNull value is illegal in this data item.
UnknownMemberSpecifies that the Null value is treated as the unknown member. This value is applicable only for attribute key columns.
ZeroOrBlankSpecifies that the Null value is converted to zero (for numeric data items) or blank string (for string data items).
AutomaticSpecifies that for the Cube or Dimension data items, Null values are treated as ZeroOrBlank.

And for MiningStructure or MiningModel data items, Null values are treated as UnknownMember.

New: 17 July 2006

ZeroOrBlank is how Analysis Services 2000 handles Null values.

UnknownMember causes a data integrity error at processing time.

Error causes a data integrity error at processing time and the server will discard the record.

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