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Alberto Ferrari wrote about an interesting issue he discovered working on optimization of dimension process using materialized reference dimensions.
I can understand SSAS behavior from a technical point of view, but it is not so obvious that an update of a dimension could result in returning wrong results from a cube. For this reason, I suggest you reading about the issue - maybe one day it will save several our hours of work.
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