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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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Error Handling for Dimension Attribute Loads

If your business needs require more granular control over error handling, you can set several properties in the SSAS dimension editor, at the dimension level. First, let's consider what types of errors could occur. These could include loading nulls, loading mismatched (to the rows in the fact table) key values, and loading duplicate key values. You should capture desired error-handling behavior for each dimension during the requirements gathering phase of your BI project.

The first consideration when implementing those requirements is whether you'll need to include a custom error configuration. If you set the ErrorConfiguration property to (custom), several properties become available for you to configure ...

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