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How to access power BI ssas instance programmatically


I'm trying to access ssas instance of power BI desktop, I can access it using SSMS, can any one please help me with this.




Saranraj Kumar

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Hi @saranrajk ,

You can connect to SSAS in power bi desktop by these steps:

Home -> Get data -> Analysis Services -> enter your server name (database name is optional) -> choose Import or Connect Live mode -> OK.


About differences between import or connect live mode when connecting to SSAS in power bi desktop, please refer the following Microsoft case and document that could help you:



More details about SSAS in power bi desktop, please refer the following Microsoft documents that could help you:



Best Regards,

Yingjie Li


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Hi ddin't mean to access to SSAS through power BI,

Power BI creates an SSAS instance once we open it and uses  it, folder we like below

C:\Users\user\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop Store App\AnalysisServicesWorkspaces\AnalysisServicesWorkspace171096645\Data


I can it by using the port nnumber this instance using SSMS, can anyone tell me that how to access it programmatically.

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