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“Denali” Analysis Services where is online mode in BIDS with tabular models


One of the first things I noticed when working on a Tabular mode SSAS database is that I could not connect to an Analysis Services tabular database in BIDS “online” mode like I could with a multidimensional model. While it is dangerous to connect to a live SSAS database and make changes, I used this option quite often in previous versions of SSAS (in BIDS go to file | open | Analysis Services Database). When I tried to do this with a tabular mode database I was met with an error. Let me elaborate… if you are using Business Intelligence Development studio in SQL “Denali” and you try to connect to a tabular SSAS database like so



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