Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010–Manually Process Warehouse and Analysis Cube

Reporting (SSRS and Excel) in TFS makes use of SQL Server Analysis Server, or OLAP cube. This cube is by default refreshed every two hours. This is in most cases frequently enough to get the correct information. You can however change this default behavior. You can either change the interval of the warehouse refreshment or you can refresh the cube manually. Be aware that SSRS is caching the reports, which means that when the data might not be refreshed in the SSRS report as you expected. For changing the caching settings of the reports see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms157146.aspx. Change the interval To change the interval follow the following steps 1. Go to the desktop of the Application Tier 2. Open Internet Explorer and type http://localhost:8080/tfs/TeamFoundation/Administration/v3.0/WarehouseControlService.asmx in the address bar. You get a list of all available web services. 3. To change the interval, choose the ChangeSetting webservice 4. You will see a new page where you can enter the setting and its new value. Enter in the SettingId: RunIntervalSeconds and in the newValue the number of seconds (3600 is one hour) 5. Click on Invoke to change the setting Manually refresh the cube You can also choose to refresh the cube once. To do that follow the following steps. 1. Open the list of web services again with http://localhost:8080/tfs/TeamFoundation/Administration/v3.0/WarehouseControlService.asmx 2. Select the ProcessWarehouse web service from the list 3. Enter in...

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