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AndrewF Frequent Visitor
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Error with DirectQuery report

We have a problem with creating DirectQuery report with SQL Server as a datasource in Power BI Desktop.
If a user tries to open such a report on Power BI Reporting server he will get an error message: "Unexpected error. We could not connect to Analysis Services. Check your connection string".

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FlightRecorderCurrent.trc in PowerBI log directory contains something like that:
Either the user, 'DOMAIN\user', does not have access to the '5a6a167e-1ca4-4054-9db9-c7700ed76fb1_705470798' database, or the database does not exist.

 

We have found some workarounds:

1. There is no error if the user is in Administrator group on the Power BI Reporting server.
2. Previous version of Power BI Desktop from January 2019 [Version: 2.65.5313.1562 64-bit (January 2019)] also creates the report with no errors.

 

Why actual version of Power BI Desktop has lost the ability to create that kind of reports? Will it be fixed?

 

Versions:
Power BI Reporting Service: 15.0.1102.371
Power BI Desktop: 2.69.5467.1801 64-bit (May 2019)

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Error with DirectQuery report

Hi @AndrewF ,

 

Has the creditional of your datasource been updated? Could you please have a check and clear the permission of the data source in power bi desktop and reload the report to check again.

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AndrewF Frequent Visitor
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Re: Error with DirectQuery report

Thanks for your answer.
I've cleared that permissions but the error is still here.
When I change settings to a specific account, it works, but we need Kerberos for specific user rights.

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