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S-Driancourt Frequent Visitor
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Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Hi Everyone,
In order to avoid opening port with fixed IPs we are also trying to connect Power BI Desktop in live connection to SSAS 2016 Multidim through http://..../msmdpump.dll

It globally works, but we have frequent errors (Can't display visual) with the message: "The http server returned the following error: Service unavaible". Please note that we only use standard wisuals.
-->This is strange, because this seems to be randomed. When we click on Refresh we can get the visual to work.
By changing back the source connection to SERVERSmiley TongueORT we do not get the error.

We have noticed that this happens in Reports having a lot of visuals. So maybe it's just a matter of simultaneous connections.... But we just can not figure out where it comes from 

 

We have the exact same behaviour after publishing the report on Power Bi Services.


Has anyone else experienced this?

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S-Driancourt Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Thank you very much Qiuyun Yu for your feedback.

We just found the solution to our issue and you were right, the issue was coming  from the IIS Server, or mor precisely from the configuration of the msmdpump.

We read the following article:

http://amolpandey.com/2016/08/26/ssas-msmdpump-dll-failing-occasionally-under-high-user-loads/

 

And we added the following 3 lines in the msmdpump.ini file

<MinThreadPoolSize>0</MinThreadPoolSize>
<MaxThreadPoolSize>0</MaxThreadPoolSize>
<MaxThreadsPerClient>20</MaxThreadsPerClient>
 
Now we do not have the issue anymore, in Power BI Desktop or in Power BI Services
Best regards,
Sylvain
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Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Hi @S-Driancourt,

 

Based on my test with the http://<IP address>/OLAP/msmdpump.dll in latest desktop version 2.44.4675.521 and service, all visuals can display fine in the report. Please try to use the same desktop version as ours.

 

From the error message, the issue should be related to the SSAS server or IIS server. Please check logs generated on that two servers side to see if any issue occurs at the tome that error throws out. Verify both SSAS and IIS service are running. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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S-Driancourt Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Thank you very much Qiuyun Yu for your feedback.

We just found the solution to our issue and you were right, the issue was coming  from the IIS Server, or mor precisely from the configuration of the msmdpump.

We read the following article:

http://amolpandey.com/2016/08/26/ssas-msmdpump-dll-failing-occasionally-under-high-user-loads/

 

And we added the following 3 lines in the msmdpump.ini file

<MinThreadPoolSize>0</MinThreadPoolSize>
<MaxThreadPoolSize>0</MaxThreadPoolSize>
<MaxThreadsPerClient>20</MaxThreadsPerClient>
 
Now we do not have the issue anymore, in Power BI Desktop or in Power BI Services
Best regards,
Sylvain
tannera Regular Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Hi @S-Driancourt

 

How did you get a live connection in Power BI desktop to your msmdpump.dll? Did you use a connection string?  

 

Kind regards

S-Driancourt Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Hi !

When you create your data connection, you choose  SQL Analysis Services database.
Then instead of the server name you put the URL : http;//myserver/OLAP/msmdpump.dll.

 

Exactly the same way you connect through Excel.

Sylvain

PS: sorry for my late answer, I was away theses days

tannera Regular Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Thanks Sylvain for your answer. 

 

Did you ever encounter the impossibility to live connect to the pump using that method? From day one, we're not able to connect this way. In Excel or Tableau we have no problems. 

 

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Microsoft even say the live connection is not supported in this recent thread I made: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Any-timeline-on-when-a-live-connection-to-a-msmdpump-dll-SS...

 

So I'm actually surprised you managed to live connect to your msmdpump.dll 

 

What steps did you take for it to authentify you correctly? 

 

Thanks

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S-Driancourt Frequent Visitor
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Re: Using HTTP data pump (msmdpump.dll) leads to (can't display visual) errors

Dear Tannera,

I had this kind of message in the past when I first tried to get live query with msmdump.dll.

One day, just to show the error message I had I tried again and it worked.
What I had changed in the meantime was:

- the version of PowerBI desktop

- the version of SQL Server (2008R2 -> 2016 SP1)

Sylvain