Azure Analysis Services

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  1. auto-restart

    Update Azure Analysis services so it auto-pauses after 1 hour of inactivity and then auto-restarts when the first person tries to access it similar to the functionality for Azure SQL Server.

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  2. private endpoints

    Add option to enable Private Link/private Endpoints for Analysis Services. vNET integration, similar to how many other Azure resources can integrate with Private IP addresses and DNS, would help many teams to simplify designs for connecting to other services such as SQL DB/Synapse.

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  3. Ability to make a database hidden

    I would like to be able to set a specific database as Hidden like I'm able to set a table as hidden.

    The idea is to hide the development databases from the user-base.

    This is an idea, which is targeted more to the on-premise Analysis services, but it can be useful for Azure Analysis services as well.

    3 votes
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  4. Process Azure Analysis Services Tabular Model from Data Factory

    This idea consist in being able to process an Analysis Services Model from Data Factory.
    Ideally using the Data Factory Managed Identity.

    8 votes
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  5. Diagram lacks functionality

    If you compare the Diagram functionality withing Tabular Analysis Services to Dimensional Analysis Services, the tabular one is too simple.
    The dimensional one has a possiblity to create "layers" or views which can reduce the complexity.

    Please make it possible that
    - You can create multiple diagrams within Tabular AS.
    - You can save those diagrams within the BIM file.
    - When you create an ASDDatbase file, it should contain those diagrams.
    - You should be able to view the diagrams in SQL Management Studio just like a SQL Database.
    - You should be able to view the diagrams when…

    4 votes
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  6. Allow Azure data factory to connect with Azure Analysis Services as Source

    Allow Azure data Bricks,Azure data Factory, SQL Server to connect with Azure Analysis Services as Source

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  7. Maintenance Windows on AAS

    As with other hosted services, uptime and predictability are crucial for our users. We need to have a way of knowing when the server will be brought down for maintenance so we can schedule processing around it and notify our users well in advance.

    The best way would be to implement maintenance windows, like SQL DWH, but a short-term fix could be to implement notifications BEFORE server downtime.

    Two times in the last week, our automated nightly processing has been interrupted by "Server upgrade/restart". As this is a long-running processing and it is interrupted at the tail-end of the process,…

    20 votes
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  8. Include Power Bi Premium Paginated Reports on Azure Analysis Services firewall options

    Azure Analysis services "Allow access from the Power BI Service" (enablePowerBIService: true) firewall option does not include connexions initiated from Power Bi Premium Paginated Reports. The only workaround is to allow regions IP ranges from the list : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56519

    A Premium service should include such feature :

    - adding hundreds IPs to an AAS engine is a lenghty operation particularly when you have many engines to manage
    
    - custom tracking has to be done to ensure having the latest list, with automated deployment keep engines accessible
    - allowing hundreds of IPs when just 2 at a time is not the
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  9. does Azure Analysis Service support Azure databricks delta table ?

    does Azure Analysis Service supports Azure databricks delta table ? If yes How does it ?

    21 votes
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  10. Dynamic Format String based on DAX Expression

    Allow the Format String property for a measure to be determined by the results of a DAX Expression.

    This would be similar to the approach in the below link. However, instead of using the FORMAT() function within the measure's DAX expression, the format should be able to dynamically be set using the Format String property of the measure.

    https://christianwade.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/currency-conversion-formatting-symbols-in-tabular/

    19 votes
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  11. Being able to disable Row Level Security per relation

    Current Row Level Security(RLS) works that when you filter on a dimension, the related fact tables get filtered. While this is a good features, sometimes you have to deal with more complex variants.

    Example: Lets say I have 2 dimensions, product and customers, and 1 fact table, sales.

    Every user is allowed to see all rows that is connected through the product or customer dimension. However, when they are looking only at the dimensions, they should only see their own products and customer.

    Both can be solved, but not in the same scenario.

    Scenario 1: See rows either attached to…

    1 vote
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  12. Snowflake connector for Azure Analysis Service

    Please create a connector for Snowflake in Azure Analysis Service. Having to use a on-premise gateway does not really make sense.

    116 votes
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  13. Calculation Groups/Types

    this is a general suggestion to the DAX/Analysis Services. Based on what I thought calculation groups would bring.

    I thought selectedmeasure() would work like, Isfiltered().. so you could somehow choose a calculation and then apply a measure in power bi.

    So i would make a YTD Calculation "group".. and then I could choose any measure in power bi and apply it to. So you don't have to create Sales YTD, Quantity YTD, OrderIntake YTD etc etc etc.

    you would simply have a "group" function called YTD. and then it could function with all the measures. to reduce the insane amount…

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  14. Allow Updating Azure Analysis Services while in Paused state

    When an Azure Analysis Services instance is Paused, any deployment of an Azure Resource Manager Template that includes the Azure Analysis Services instance fail with the error "The server is currently being updated. Please try again later.".

    This happens even if the exact same configuration is applied to the Azure Analysis Services instance and has the potential to break CI/CD pipelines as a result.

    Azure should allow Analysis Services to be "updated" by Resource Manager Templates while in the Paused state for configuration that is not dependent upon a running instance.

    Other Azure resources like Stream Analytics and Synapse Analytics…

    1 vote
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  15. Key Vault for Connection string using secrets

    The Key Vault implementation is widely accepted for security reasons and greatly simplifies the work of rotating / change passwords using secrets. When you have a big number of models this becomes a tedious job if you have hundred of models on top of a data warehouse.

    The super awesomeness would be to be able to configure and entire connection from the secrets. When changing environments (Dev to QA or QA to Prod) would just take changing Key Vaults.

    14 votes
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  16. parquet fle data source

    add support to parquet file as a data source

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  17. system-assigned managed identity

    It would be nice to allow the creation of system-assigned managed identity this would unblock the ability to use AAS to authenticate directly to a data source such as Azure SQL DB without using a user-created service principal or relying on sql authentication which uses OAuth2 credentials that expire

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/managed-identities-azure-resources/overview

    24 votes
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  18. Importante analisar todos os serviços em descrição ao servir os usuários que comentam

    Auto analisar os serviços prestados pelos os sites Microsoft Azure e os demais.

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  19. Option to allow all Azure services through the firewall

    Azure Analysis Services has a firewall option since 2017. However, there is only a tick box to allow Power BI to access it. For every other Azure service, you manually need to add the IP address ranges of the specific datacenter region to the firewall. This is manual labor, prone to errors and not like some other services such as SQL server, Storage Accounts and Key Vault which do provide an easy tick box to allow all Azure services.

    9 votes
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  20. HANA DirectQuery for Azure Analysis Services

    It's available for PBI, would be nice to have it on Azure Analysis Services as well so we can build and manage our models in a single place. Doesn't make sense to pull data from one in-memory solution to another.

    4 votes
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