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Using Profiler to Trace Azure Analysis Services

Scenario: You use Azure Analysis Services and you want to trace events in the SQL Server Profiler. However, you run the Profiler, connect to AAS, and you get greeted with “Unable to locate trace definition file Microsoft Analysis Services TraceDefinition 15.0.0.xml“. The prompt gives you an option to download the trace definition from the server, but nothing happens. You’ll encounter the same issue if you attempt to access a higher version of AAS or Database Engine from a lower version of Profiler, such as when you install SSMS 2012 on your laptop, but you connect to SQL Server 2016 or higher.



Tags: performance, tabular, azure


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