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Orphan data in the TotalAgility Reporting Staging database

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When reporting processing is working without errors, some orphan messages remain stuck in the wsa_messages table of the TotalAgility_Reporting_Staging database.



One of the elements that can contribute to a backlog of data in the TotalAgility_Reporting_Staging, or slower processing of a backlog, is orphan data in the wsa_messages table.  In KTA and earlier orphan data may prevent valid data from processing, or prevent it from processing at a normal throughput.  To work around this, it may be necessary to tell the reporting service to process a larger batch of messages at a time (larger than the number of orphans).  For more details see Reporting processing batch size - WSABatchSize.

Orphan records may still exist in KTA and KTA 7.6+, but improvements allow continued processing to occur even when orphan data is present.  Additionally one cause of orphan records is resolved in,,, (Bug 1496170 - extr_batch_ses_key isn't reported in field_accum_fact table).

As part of troubleshooting a reporting backlog issue, it may be useful to quantify any orphan data present.  To do so, stop the reporting service and run the following diagnostic query on the TotalAgility_Reporting_Staging database to show the number of orphan messages, of which there are a few different types.

WITH MatchedMessages 
AS (
    SELECT ISNULL(ba.batch_action_id,be.batch_action_id) AS batch_action_id, ExpectedTotalMsg,
        ISNULL(EditMsgCount,0) AS EditMsgCount, ISNULL(ActionMsgCount,0) AS ActionMsgCount
    FROM (
        SELECT batch_action_id, COUNT(*) AS ActionMsgCount, SUM(messages_count) AS ExpectedTotalMsg
        FROM wsa_messages WITH(NOLOCK)
        WHERE function_name='KCBatchAction'
        GROUP BY batch_action_id
    ) AS ba
        SELECT batch_action_id, COUNT(*) AS EditMsgCount
        FROM wsa_messages WITH(NOLOCK)
        WHERE function_name='BatchEdit'
        GROUP BY batch_action_id
    ) AS be ON be.batch_action_id=ba.batch_action_id
SELECT MatchStatus, COUNT(*) AS MatchTypeCount, SUM(TotalMessages) AS TotalMessages
    SELECT batch_action_id, EditMsgCount+ActionMsgCount AS TotalMessages,
        WHEN ActionMsgCount>1 THEN 'NotExpected-MultipleActionSameId'
        WHEN ActionMsgCount=1 AND (ExpectedTotalMsg IS NULL OR ExpectedTotalMsg <2) THEN 'NotExpected-ActionNotExpectingEditMessages'
        WHEN ActionMsgCount=0 THEN 'Orphan-ActionMissing'
        WHEN ExpectedTotalMsg>EditMsgCount+ActionMsgCount THEN 'Orphan-LessEditMessagesThanExpected'
        WHEN ExpectedTotalMsg=EditMsgCount+ActionMsgCount THEN 'OK-ExpectedMatch'
        ELSE 'Unknown'
    END AS MatchStatus
    FROM MatchedMessages
) AS ms
GROUP BY MatchStatus

The amount of time the query takes depends on the total number of records in the wsa_messages table, and will be slower to run if the reporting service is currently running and processing.

To use the query in a tenant database of an OPMT system, add either “reportingstaginglive.” or “reportingstagingdev.” (depending on environment) before each occurrence of the table names.  The only table name used here is wsa_message.



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