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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
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…

SSAS Single Role - Multiple Dimensions Issue...

In my previous post, I explained how to provide access using multiple roles for different dimensions.
Also I faced issues while providing access for multiple dimensions using a single role.

Let assume a scenario that we only need to provide the access for a Sales Manager, only for his Current Region. But Region of the Sales Manager may be changed and he should be able to see the relevant data for the Region for the period he assigned for that Region.

As I explained in my previous post, we need to maintain a mapping table for this requirement as well. Lets assume the name of the mapping table is SECURITY_MANAGER_REGION and the columns will be SalesManagerId, RegionId and MonthId. In this scenario I assumed sales manager is assigned for a particular region, at least for a period of Month.

Then we need to have the SECURITY_MANAGER_REGION table data in a fact table and can grant the access for the Region and Month dimensions based on it with in the same role.

But the issue is since those…