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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…

Hide multiple Measures in a Measure Group at once using Business Intelligence Development Studio...

Sometimes there will be situation that there are hundreds of measures in a measure group and we want to hide most of them except few measures.
But normally in the BIDS, measures are list down as a tree and in that you have to set the visibility one by one as shown in the below figure. Because we cannot select all the measure by this view.


But for hundreds of measures this will not be practical and it will take more time and effort.  We can easily do this by changing the measures listing to Grid as shown below.

Then we can select the multiple measures at once using the Shift or Ctrl keys and set the visibility as shown below.

Hope this will be helpful and save your time and effort.