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PowerBI Desktop cannot connect to Anaylsis Models



I was able to normally connect to SSAS directly from PowerBI Desktop until now. Today for some reason I received the following error message: 


Details: "AnalysisServices: Analysis Services does not support the 'en-IM' culture. A different culture can be specified using the Culture option of the AnalysisServices.Databases function."


I am based in the Isle of Man (hence the "en-IM culture") and after searching online was unable to find a solution but when I changed my Windows setting to English - United Kingdom instead of English - Isle of Man and hey presto I can connect to SSAS again! So thought I'd share this in case anyone else has the same issue in future. 


I did find this article which I thought might be useful potentially but I didn't want to have to use a Template file every time I need to create a PBI Report. 



Thanks for your sharing.



Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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