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SQL Server Analysis Services, an OLAP server bundled with SQL Server by Microsoft since version 7.0

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how to find backup history of SSAS database

Shockingly on Internet, I am unable to find backup history of SSAS database. Is there no way to do it? Also should we take multiple backups of SSAS database? I am not much aware of SSAS database. ...
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SSAS and Visual Studio Optimization Wizard does not work

We have setup and logged data on our Production Server, but when we try to run the Optimizations from within Visual Studio it crashes immediately with TITLE: Microsoft Visual Studio ------------------...
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Processing Dimension completed but error occurs

I have problem while processing cube in SSAS, everytime I have an error: I tried to process every dimension separately and it looks like something bad was going on after processing 'Date' dimension. ...
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How to calculate rent from previous month SSAS tabular model?

I am new in SSAS tabular model and I am working on a project where one of the requests is to calculate rent for the previous months. So my input data look like this: Table1. I would like to add a ...
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OLAP linked server fails connection test

I am trying to create a new linked server to an Analysis Services database and I would like to use this linked server to import data into a SQL Server table. example: SELECT * into raw.example ...
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Does anyone deployed a succesful SSAS on docker?

I'm trying to create a docker image that contains MS SQL server, analysis services, and restore a db (bak) and a cube (abf). The Sql server part is the easy stuff, and I imagine that the restore will ...
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Why SSAS tries to connect to the default instance?

I've installed SSDT and while tring to browse the cube I get this error Here it tries to connect to port 2383 which is for the default instance, but in my case SSAS is installed for a named server ...
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SSAS database backup [closed]

I tried to backup SSAS databases (2008 R2) by using query in SSMS, but it is overwriting previous day's backup. How to take backup without overwriting previous backup. I need to maintain at least 7 ...
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SSAS How to calculate Standard Deviation

I'm trying to calculate a variety of statistical calculation across a range of data such as Standard Deviation and Average. The data comes from many different "Data sources". These are are held in a ...
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How to List all roles and their members (users/groups) of an Azure Analysis Services tabular model/database

I have a tabular model/database in an Azure Analysis Server instance. Model/database has roles and users/groups were added on each role. I can see the list by right click on the role and then go to ...
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SSAS Cube for tracking changes in parent child relationship over time

I would like to build an SSAS cube which tracks how objects in a graph who's edges represent a "belongs to" relationship change over time (daily). There are two components to the change: which object ...
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Can't deploy SSAS Tabular Model in Visual Studio

I am following the SSAS Tabular Model Tutorial by Microsoft using the Adventure Works DW. I've imported the DW in SQL Server Management Studio to my local server. I've connected to the DW from Visual ...
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What causes “attribute key cannot be found when processing” errors?

I'm consistently getting variations on this error when I process the cube in my first SSAS project: Errors in the OLAP storage engine: The attribute key cannot be found when processing: Table: '...
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MDX - Sum values by keys across tables

I currently have two tables in my database, which can be simplified as follows: GoodsStatus GoodsPrice ID|status ID|price --------- -------- 1 | 2 ...
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StorageEngineUsed set to TabularMetadata. For databases in this mode, you must use Tabular APIs to administer the database

I am an administrator in SSAS. I have many data warehouse servers. In some servers I have SQL Server and SSAS on the same machine. I successfully backup the SSAS databases and even check if the ...
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SSAS Tabular model table load from query with #temp table fails

We have several situations where complex queries are being used for creating/populating tables in our SSAS tabular model. The actual use cases cannot be presented here, due to both proprietary ...
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Restore from .db folder for Analysis Services

There is an objective to recover cube from long time ago retired MSAS instance. Issue I'm currently standing with is that actual .abf backups are now in a cold storage and recovering them would take a ...
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Authentication failed when deploy an Analysis Services project

I am getting the following error on Analysis Services project on Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2014: The project could not be deployed to the 'MyServerName\InstanceName' server because of the ...
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ProcessUpdate of the dimension triggers processing of all partitions of all measure groups in the cube

I have Account and Customer dimensions in the cube that are connected to the same measure groups (there are about 15 - 20 measure groups in the cube). When I run XMLA command to process update these ...
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The 'Database' with 'ID' = 'xxxxxxx' doesn't exist in the collection

I have a SSAS Tabular server with 30 database. I also have a scheduled process to backup all databases daily. When I run the process which is an SSIS package with script task using AMO, I get this ...
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How to have MS Analysis server setup of both modes: multi dimension and tabular

Ref: Is there a way to install both tabular and multidimensional modes? The answer was .."You answered your own question. You simply install another instance of SSAS.".. My MS SQL 2014 has a ...
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The following system error occurred: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done

While trying to Process a cube i go this error "Error 133 The following system error occurred: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. 0 0" i know its some user which ...
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The column 'Date Offset' in table 'Date' has invalid bindings specified

I'm trying to deploy a tabular model to a server using the "Analysis Services Deployment Wizard". When attempting to deploy,I get the below error. The JSON DDL request failed with the following ...
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remove Analysis service from a SQL 2014 cluster

Is it possible to uninstall Analysis service from a SQL 2014 cluster. I’ve seen that it cannot be done in 2008/12. I’m hoping that this maybe fixed now
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SSAS Model Refresh - Not enough memory to complete this operation Error

We have started encountering an issue regarding the refresh of our tabular SSAS model. The tabular SSAS model has 38 tables within it. This process has been running without issue for over a year, ...
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Error while trying to process dimension in SSAS

I am getting the below error when I try to process my dimension in Analysis services from SQL Server Management Studio. Errors in the OLAP storage engine: The attribute key cannot be found when ...
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Problem when add administrator for Analysis Server ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

I'm trying to add a user as an administrator in Analysis Server, doing this: 1 - Connect - Analysis Server - Right click on the Instance - Properties - Security - ADD : This number was already there,...
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Use Powershell to query SSAS connection string

I want to retrieve the existing connection string from SSAS for each OLAP Cube or Database. The data will be used in a control/audit report. I've found that Powershell allows me to drill into SSAS ...
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Running Sql Analysis server on different server

i have server running a database on it, and i have another server which i want to run Analysis server on it, so people can connect the analysis server as they wish to create their own reports for some ...
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How to log SSAS $system.discover_sessions to a SQL Server Database

We are running SQL Server 2014 and SSAS on the same box. Every now and then our SSAS service appears to freeze. When it does I check the msmdsrv.log file and it tells me that spid x is blocking ...
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Clustering SSAS

We are using both SQL Server 2012 and 2014 always on. Here is my issue: we have an application that I have set up to use Availability groups(2014), however the issue I am having is that it uses ...
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How can I reduce OLEDB wait type in a SSAS linked server connection?

I have recently created a linked server to one of my SSAS servers. when I go ahead and open the catalogs, to see which ssas databases I have there, I use the following procedure: create procedure ...
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SSAS Tabular model Date Dimension with Time possible?

I am in the process of building my first SSAS Tabular model and thought everything was going well, until trying to create a measure by DateTime. In my warehouse, I have a DIm_Time dimension, which ...
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Errors in the OLAP storage engine: A duplicate attribute key has been found when processing

When I try to process my cube and specifically the Employee_DIM, I get the following error : Errors in the OLAP storage engine: A duplicate attribute key has been found when processing: Table: '...
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SSAS Tabular Model or SQL Relational Database for new Datawarehouse? Is SSAS still a good to learn technology?

I am in the process of creating a data warehouse using SQL Server for my company. I have created a POC with a simple SQL Relational database with a few(about 10) stored Procs for the ETL process. Now ...
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Can anyone please tell me if these are correct statements about measure group partitioning in ssas?

A partition is based either on a table or view in a data source, or on a table or named query in a data source view. The location where partition data is stored is defined by the data source binding. ...
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what is the Usage of Tabular mode in SSAS? Should I use Tabular to see Excel data

I have 3 excel files each around 56896 KB. Users use the data in excel for some reference. Now they use the Excel Manually, since Excel has exceeded its size, when they search it hangs up. What is ...
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SSAS - Calculation in DSV or in view from data source

This wasn't an easy question to Google, a lot of word overlap. My table has a column with a date. I'd like another column that is a calculation on that date. I can do this with a Named Calculation on ...
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Facing error while working with Aggregate function in MDX (MultiDimensional-Expresson)

Hi everyone hope you're doing well I'm using Aggregate function to aggregate the value of my measure for two specific years as you can see below : select aggregate ({[DimTime].[Year].&[1396] ,[...
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Compare Validate TSQL Data Warehouse to SSAS

How do I compare Data in T-SQL DataWarehouse to SSAS Cube? I would like to conduct this from SSMS (SQL Server Studio Management Studio). Example Select CustomerName from dbo.DimCustomer where ...
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What are Measures and Dimensions in Cubes

I'm very new to Microsoft Sql Server Business Intelligence and Analysis Service(but I'm programming for years with SQL Server).Can any one describe Measures and Dimensions in Cubes in Simple words(If ...
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Performance Metrics: Columnstore Indexes vs SSAS Cubes [closed]

What has faster performance speed: Columnstore Indexes or SSAS Cubes? Are Columnstore indexes proven to be faster than SSAS cubes (SQL Analysis Services)? Have their been any performance studies ...
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My Fact table has data weekly but it is not visible in SSAS cube

I have my fact table that has data in weekly basis, so I am mapping with Week dimension to pull records in Piviot table. My ssas cube doesnt show all data that is in fact. Should I add any specific ...
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Do Indexes in the T-SQL Data Warehouse automatically go over and optimize into the SSAS Cube?

Do Indexes in the T-SQL Data Warehouse automatically go over and optimize into the SSAS Cube? I am reading that applying indexes, will transfer into SSAS. I thought SQL and SSAS are totally different ...
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Can't create any objects within OLAP database

Problem I can't create any objects under my databases in my Analysis Server. My context menus on all the folders under this test database just have Refresh as an option. Details My Analysis Server ...
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SSAS Build in TFS

How do I build an SSAS Cube Project in TFS? For 1) DatabaseProjects: it is MSBuild 2) SSIS: Devenv.exe with SSIS Project directory How would I build in Team Foundation Server 2015 for SSAS cube? ...
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How to change the SSAS Multidimensional Cube partition location on disk?

I have a SSAS Multidimensional Cube. There is a measure group with multiple partitions (based on year). I need to move old partitions to a different physical (slower) disk. When I create the partition ...
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Tracing tabular refresh errors

I have a tabular cube on an SQL Server 2017. The cube is refreshed with a full refresh command in a Server Agent job. The job runs on a schedule. When I check the history of the job I see that it ...
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SSAS error - invalid attempt to read when reader is closed

I'm trying to run my SSAS project but I got an error. I'm using a MySQL database as my data source. I can connect and build the view, but when I create a dimension and I try to run it get this error:...
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Can't connect to SSAS server — “Element 'return' was not found. Line 5, position 2.”

I'm trying to access an SSAS server from SSMS v17.4 (2017). I'm using Windows Authentication. I know the credentials are correct and can actually connect successfully from Visual Studio 2015. ...

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