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Excel Connecting to SSAS Tab Cube, Can I Switch to Another Cube, and Not Effect the Existing Report

--Excel Connecting to SSAS Tab Cube, Can I Switch to Another Cube, and Not Effect the Existing Report

I have an Excel report, and it is connected to a SSAS Tabular Cube. I have backed up, and restored that cube, and have it available but under a slightly different name. I want to disconnect Excel from the one cube, and connect to the other identical cube with slightly different name.

When I look at it, the "From Other Sources" is greyed out, and I can only see the Properties and Connections. No clean way to simply switch the source from one cube to the other and not loose the existing report contents.

C‌‌an this be done, or do I have to start new and connect to the new target, and recreate the report all over again? I'll trying to find a way for people to go to a static cube while the main prod cube goes down for retooling and historical back-loading.





In this scenario, since your two cubes has same structure (just different name), you just need to click "Properties", change the database name under "Initial Catalog" into new name in the connecting string, it will load the new cube data with no other effect on existing report.





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