Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The ultimate Microsoft Fabric, Power BI, Azure AI & SQL learning event! Join us in Las Vegas from March 26-28, 2024. Use code MSCUST for a $100 discount. Register Now

Reply
alextouli
Regular Visitor

Creating a dataSource for SSAS 2008 R2

Hi,

My team and I are trying to create an Analysis Services Gateway Datasource in the PowerBI Service Portal pointing to a Microsoft Analysis Server version 2008 R2 (10.50.6560.0 ). Unfortunately, we are incapable of doing so. Our conclusion based on the error message is that the Gateway considers the version of the server as being outdated, and therefore denies the creation of the dataSource (we've tried with the most recent Gateway version, and few previous ones). However...

 

However, by reading the Microsoft documentation on this topic, we only see limitations that mention "live connections" not being supported by versions previous to 2014 ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-ssas-multidimensional#considerations-... ). All other documentation and forum posts which mention version 2008 R2 offer responses and solutions that aren't specific to our problem.

 

Is there any hope for us to make this work? Perhaps we've overlooked some detail and we need to install a service pack on the server, or something of the sort? Immediate migration to a more recent Microsoft Analysis Server is not an option for the time being.

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

Alex

 

screenshot.png

1 REPLY 1
Greg_Deckler
Super User
Super User

@alextouli I highly doubt that version is supported. Probably support only goes back to maybe around 2014. I would take that article as gospel.


@ me in replies or I'll lose your thread!!!
Instead of a Kudo, please vote for this idea
Become an expert!: Enterprise DNA
External Tools: MSHGQM
YouTube Channel!: Microsoft Hates Greg
Latest book!:
Mastering Power BI 2nd Edition

DAX is easy, CALCULATE makes DAX hard...

Helpful resources

Announcements
Fabric Community Conference

Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join us at our first-ever Microsoft Fabric Community Conference, March 26-28, 2024 in Las Vegas with 100+ sessions by community experts and Microsoft engineering.

February 2024 Update Carousel

Power BI Monthly Update - February 2024

Check out the February 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

Fabric Career Hub

Microsoft Fabric Career Hub

Explore career paths and learn resources in Fabric.

Fabric Partner Community

Microsoft Fabric Partner Community

Engage with the Fabric engineering team, hear of product updates, business opportunities, and resources in the Fabric Partner Community.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors