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Email Alerts are not received...

In one of application, Email alerts are sent using SQL sp_send_dbmail stored procedure. Email alerts were working properly, but suddenly noticed email alerts are not received.

To troubleshoot the issue, first I checked the msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log table using the below query.

SELECT log_id, event_type, log_date, description, process_id, mailitem_id, account_id, last_mod_date, last_mod_user
FROM
msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log 
ORDER BY
log_date DESC

If there is any error, you should see records with the event_type value as error.
In my case there are records with event_type value as error, and the description value for those records is same as below

The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. (Sending Mail using Account 3 (2018-02-01T10:41:27). Exception Message: Cannot send mails to mail server. (The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated. The server response was: Authentication required).  )

As per the error descript…

Decomposition Tree in PerformancePoint Sever 2010

Decompostion Tree is a new feature available in PerformancePoint 2010 and it is a very useful and smart feature for BI applications.

But there are few tricks need to be followed to have the decomposition tree in a scorecard.
You need to create KPIs from PerformancePoint. If you import KPIs from Analysis Sevices Cube, Decomposition Tree will not work.Need to provide values from a Measure. If it is provided from a MDX expression Decomposition Tree will not work.Therefore if you need to do some calculations for the KPI, create a Calculated Member which having the required calculation and set the Parent Hierarchy of the calculated member as Measures.Then you can use that calculated member as a measure to create the required KPI and the Decomposition Tree will be available for it.Calculation property for the Actual and the Target should be Data value.
Also to enable the Decomposition Tree feature in the Scorecard, Silverlight need to be installed in the client machine.Also when I added those …

The URL is not available, does not reference a SharePoint site, or you do not have permission to connect...

When I tried to connect to a SharePoint URL in dashboard designer options, it prompt a message saying "The URL is not available, does not reference a SharePoint site, or you do not have permission to connect"




When I checked the Event Log under Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> Application, message says that
"Cannot open database "WSS_Content_GuidOrGivenName" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'domain\username'."

The reason is that the the Service Account under which the PerformancePoint Service runs, does not have permissions for the SQL Server Content database of the SharePoint Web Application.

To fix this issue , add the domain user which uses to run PerformancePoint services as the database owner of the Content database of the web application (WSS_Content_GuidOrGivenName).

After that you will not get that message...

Problem Encountered in SSIS Script Component...

While using SSIS Script Component, Data Flow Task was in Yellow color for few minutes and finally provided an exception from the Script Component as

at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime.Wrapper.IDTSVariableDispenser100.GetVariables(IDTSVariables100& ppVariables) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.ScriptComponent.LockReadWriteVariables(String readWriteVariables) at Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline.ScriptComponentHost.PostExecute()

I found the reason for this issue at the below link
http://www.sqldev.org/sql-server-integration-services/memory-error-in-ssis-transformation-script-component-4422.shtml

According to that it explains the reason for the above exception and the solution as

"The read-write lock is "granted" in (or before) the PreExecute phase of the Data Flow, and only released AFTER the PostExecute phase. All components' PreExecutes are run, THEN the data flow runs, then ALL the components' PostExecutes are run. SSIS does not run the PostExecute of on…