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PBI Desktop freezes after deploy to SSAS connected to PBI Dataset in Service

I develop reports with a live connection to Power BI datasets in the service. These datasets themselves have a live connection to a local SSAS database (using the gateway).


When I deploy new measures / structure changes to my SSAS model and refresh the report (to see the new measures) I'm working on often Power BI Desktop freezes after which I have to force close PBI desktop and restart. Hooray for Auto recovery but still it is not great.


This doesn't always happen though, it seems like it is more likely to happen if the report in Power BI Desktop has been running for a while in the background. When I just started PBI desktop to work on the report I can refresh without it freezing, even if I have made changes to the local SSAS model. 

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Also, this is not happening on one occassion. I have seperate clients with a similar setup where it happens. I usually work with RDP to a development server

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hi  @BasNL 

i have tested on my side, it works well.

Upgrade power bi desktop to the latest version,

if you could try it in another PC, I think it more related to your local computer.




Regular Visitor

Updated Power BI Desktop to the latest version and didn't have an issue all day. 

Regular Visitor

This is still an issue. After updating to a new version of Power BI Desktop it'll work for about a day but then the freezes return.