DBCC on the Cube fails(SQL version 2014 SP2, 12.0.5000.0). My XMLA query: enter image description here

Error message: Executing the query ... The DBCC element at line 7, column 88 (namespace https://schemas.microsoft.com/analysisservices/2016/engine) cannot appear under Envelope/Body/Execute/Command. Run complete

I can find anything wrong with a query.Tried 2003 and 2014. According to books online, it should just work: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/analysis-services/instances/database-consistency-checker-dbcc-for-analysis-services?view=sql-server-2017

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Did you read the rest of the docs?

Output when running DBCC against an earlier version of Analysis Services

DBCC is only supported on databases running on a SQL Server 2017 instance. Running the command on older systems will return this error.

Executing the query ...  
The DBCC element at line 7, column 87 (namespace http://schemas.microsoft.com/analysisservices/2003/engine) cannot appear under Envelope/Body/Execute/Command.  
Execution complete

Updated Here is a link that explains things a bit more in detail than the docs you're are referencing.


  • Thanks for pointing out Mötz! No way to do the DBCC check against the Cube in SQL 2014 then, so may move it to a newer version.
    – VitalicJJ
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 15:34
  • Wrong info from MS - DBCC on SSAS is supported starting from SQL 2016.
    – Ferdipux
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 12:45
  • Could you either share a blogpost or similar source of information to support that?
    – Mötz
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 18:18

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