Process (MDStore Interface)


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The Process method of the MDStore interface creates and populates an MDStore object on the Analysis server.

Applies To:clsCube, clsDatabase, clsPartition

object.Process([ByVal Options As ProcessTypes])


The MDStore object to process.


An optional parameter specifying one of the values enumerated by the ProcessTypes enumeration. For more information, see ProcessTypes.

Databases, cubes, and partitions can be processed. Processing each of these objects means that all subordinate objects are processed. For example, invoking the Process method for a database processes all of the associated dimensions, cubes, and data mining models. For more information about processing and the differences between processing and updating, see Maintaining OLAP Data, Cube Processing, and Dimension Processing.

Processing an MDStore object causes the Analysis server to read source data, perform calculations, and store aggregated data. For example, processing an object of ClassType clsCube causes the server to read all source data corresponding to the definition of the cube and to create the resulting multidimensional cube of data. If you use the Process method on a Database object, all cubes, dimensions, and mining models in the database are processed. Processing a cube automatically causes the processing of all subordinate partitions. In addition, any of the cube's dimensions whose State property is not set to olapStateCurrent will also be processed, including shared dimensions.

Processing a cube whose SubClassType is sbclsVirtual causes cubes used by the virtual cube to be processed only if their State property is not set to olapStateCurrent.

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