Connect in Online Mode to an Analysis Services Database

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server Analysis Services noAzure Analysis Services noPower BI Premium

You can connect directly to an existing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services database and directly modify objects within that database. When you connect directly to an Analysis Services database, changes to objects occur immediately and no Analysis Services project is created within SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

To Connect Directly to an Analysis Services Database by using SQL Server Data Tools

  1. Open SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  2. On the File menu, point to Open and then click Analysis Services Database.

  3. Select Connect to existing database.

  4. Specify the server name and the database name.

    You can either type the database name or query the server to view the existing databases on the server.

  5. Click OK.

    You can now directly edit any objects within the Analysis Services database.

See Also

Working with Analysis Services Projects and Databases During the Development Phase
Creating Multidimensional Models Using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)