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Sql Server Analysis Services and Direct Query with Power BI

Hi All,

 

Does anyone if is possible to  publish dasboards with  Power BI using SQL  Analysis Services  as Data Source for connecting to a multidimensional cube and Direct Query as Connection Method?

 

I am able to create dashobards using  mentioned Data Source and Connection Method with Power BI Desktop but get a  gateway issue when viewing these dashboards in our Power BI site ( all dashboards are empty because of connection issues) . I tried to install a gateway as suggested but same problem still persists.

 

According to below link SQL Server Analysis Services is not allowed with Direct Query as connection method but looks a bit strange because I already used  succesfully this solution both in Pyramid BI and Tableau

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/es-es/power-bi/desktop-directquery-data-sources

 

Because of nature of our business we would need to use Direct Query as connection Method and not Import method due to with Import Method we would need to  manually update dashboards to show daily  new info added to our  multidimensional cube and this is far away to be a feasible solution for us.

 

I would really appreciate if someone could help me  with this.

 

Regards,

 

Manuel 

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Re: Sql Server Analysis Services and Direct Query with Power BI

Hi @manu271182 ,

 

>>Does anyone if is possible to  publish dasboards with  Power BI using SQL  Analysis Services  as Data Source for connecting to a multidimensional cube and Direct Query as Connection Method?

 

For this question, it is supported to connect to SSAS Multidimensional model with DirectQuery mode in Power BI currently. You can post your new idea here https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas , to improve the Power BI.

 

While you can choose Connect live mode, you can refer to the document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-ssas-multidimensional .

 

The connect live mode needn't to refresh manually, you can learn more:https://radacad.com/live-connection-when-power-bi-comes-hybrid.

(Please understand that this link is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees of content changes, and confers no rights.)

 

Best Regards,

Amy

 

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Re: Sql Server Analysis Services and Direct Query with Power BI

Hi @manu271182 ,

 

>>Does anyone if is possible to  publish dasboards with  Power BI using SQL  Analysis Services  as Data Source for connecting to a multidimensional cube and Direct Query as Connection Method?

 

For this question, it is supported to connect to SSAS Multidimensional model with DirectQuery mode in Power BI currently. You can post your new idea here https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas , to improve the Power BI.

 

While you can choose Connect live mode, you can refer to the document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-ssas-multidimensional .

 

The connect live mode needn't to refresh manually, you can learn more:https://radacad.com/live-connection-when-power-bi-comes-hybrid.

(Please understand that this link is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees of content changes, and confers no rights.)

 

Best Regards,

Amy

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Sql Server Analysis Services and Direct Query with Power BI

Hi  @manu271182 ,

 

Does that make sense? If so, kindly mark my answer as a solution to help others having the similar issue and close the case. If not, let me know and I'll try to help you further.

 

Best regards

Amy

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