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emmaclarke83 Helper I
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connection to a cube

I have been able to connect to a cube in Excel using MSOLAP.5 provider and it works perfectly.  I have been trying to connect to the same cube using the datasource SQL Server Analylsis Services but I am getting the error:


unable to connect
we encountered an error while trying to connect
details: "AnalysisServices: object reference not set to an instance of an object


Can anyone suggest a solution ?



Moderator v-sihou-msft

Re: connection to a cube



Did you configure HTTP Access to SSAS cube? 


Currently, HTTP Access is not supported for connecting SSAS in Power BI Desktop. 



Frequent Visitor

Re: connection to a cube

Was this feature removed in the latest versions of BI? it works in the June version.


And do you know when it will be added back in?

mahimabedi Helper V
Helper V

Re: connection to a cube

This is critical for us. Why was this feature removed and when will it be added back?

Not applicable

Re: connection to a cube

Hi! I'm still looking into this. What's the Status of this?

Regular Visitor

Re: connection to a cube

I am looking to do the same thing.  I think this is the only way I can connect to NICE InContact data, but it does not currently work.  Would love to know if anyone was able to find a workaround.

mahimabedi Helper V
Helper V

Re: connection to a cube

Well i heard from the support team, apparently this feature was never supposed to work hence now that its broken, they are not going to fix it !!

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