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linekrogh Member
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cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server: SQL Server 2014 SP1

I am trying to connect to a cube with Power BI Desktop.

I get the following error message:

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Based on the documentation (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-ssas-multidimensional/) I should be able to connect with "Servers must be running SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU4 or later versions of Analysis Services for the Power BI Desktop SSAS MD connector to work properly"

 

The service has the following version;

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (SP1-GDR) (KB3194720) - 12.0.4232.0 (X64)
 Sep 23 2016 18:45:14
 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation
 Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.3 <X64> (Build 9600: ) (Hypervisor)

 

Thus, I think I should be able to connect with Power BI Desktop? Correct?

 

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v-haibl-msft Super Contributor
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Re: cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server: SQL Server 2014

@linekrogh

 

It seems that you are connecting to multi-dimensional model on SQL Server 2014 Standard edition. In that case, it is not supported.

As stated in this article, you need to have an Enterprise or Business Intelligence edition of SQL Server 2012/2014 Analysis Services, otherwise, you will get the above error message. 

However, you are able connect to multi-dimensional models on SQL Server 2016 Standard edition from Power BI.

 

cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server SQL Server 2014 SP1_1.jpg

 

Best Regards,
Herbert

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v-haibl-msft Super Contributor
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Re: cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server: SQL Server 2014

@linekrogh

 

It seems that you are connecting to multi-dimensional model on SQL Server 2014 Standard edition. In that case, it is not supported.

As stated in this article, you need to have an Enterprise or Business Intelligence edition of SQL Server 2012/2014 Analysis Services, otherwise, you will get the above error message. 

However, you are able connect to multi-dimensional models on SQL Server 2016 Standard edition from Power BI.

 

cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server SQL Server 2014 SP1_1.jpg

 

Best Regards,
Herbert

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linekrogh Member
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Re: cannot connect to analysis services with cube (SSAS - multidimensional), server: SQL Server 2014

Okay. I see. Thanks for the feedback :-)

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