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  1. 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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  2. 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/

    18 votes
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  3. 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.

    71 votes
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  4. 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.

    7 votes
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  5. does Azure Analysis Service support Azure databricks delta table ?

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

    9 votes
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  6. in results to grid in SSMS, maintain CR/LF

    In the results of a DAX query against a AAS cube, the results don't maintain line breaks or other formatting.

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    15 votes
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  8. BUG : datediff gives an error when startdate is bigger then enddate

    Clearly stated in the documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/datediff-function-dax but in other systems (Excel/SQL) it should return negative values

    2 votes
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  9. Databricks

    AAS should be able to connect to the Databricks ODBC server, just like it can connect to HDInsight and just like PowerBI can connect to the Databricks ODBC server.

    7 votes
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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. How to perform Load testing on Azure Analysis Services

    A load testing where a same query would be fired on AAS tabular model concurrently which would the give us the metric of query execution time and AAS support load count.
    This testing need to be performed. Any guidance on this.

    11 votes
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  12. Import Power BI Datamodels (pbix, Power Bi Service ) into Azure Analysis Services (successor of Web Designer)

    The Azure Analysis Services Web designer was discontinued on March 1, 2019, leaving no option to import Power Bi desktop Files (pbix) or Datamodels from Power Bi service into Azure Analysis Services (AAS) Instance. Therefore respective new functionality is required.

    15 votes
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  13. 15 votes
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  14. Post when updates are pushed out to AAS

    Please post somewhere on the Azure Portal when updates are pushed out to AAS. In early December, two of our models were no longer able to process due to invalid, but unused, M query code. Removing the code allowed us to refresh the models.

    As there is no posting of when updates are posted, we can only assume that an update was pushed to AAS that prevented our models from refreshing. If there was a posting that we could reference, it would help us with identifying the issue and building a workaround for it sooner.

    1 vote
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  15. Support ADLS Gen2

    Please add ADLS Gen2 as a supported data source to Azure Analysis Services.

    4 votes
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  16. Give user a choice to elect or decline alert auto-disabling query-based alert rules; they are auto-disabled on repeated query syntax error

    If we deploy a LoadBalancer resource, and a LoadBalancer alert rule via ARM template – that rule gets automatically disabled by Azure because the table doesn’t exist yet (until the probe state changes, or some other resource writes to AzureDiagnostics), causing the query in the alert rule to have a syntax error - then, when the probe state does * change due to an error condition, the alert won’t be triggered because the alert rule has been auto-disabled by Azure. Azure auto-disables alert rules when there is a query syntax error. Give the user a choice to elect * this…

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  17. Cassandra Azure CosmosDB as a data source

    Is there a way to connect Cassandra Azure CosmosDB to Azure Analysis Services?

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  18. Enable Analysis service to access same region VNET Integrated services

    Analysis service can not pull data from azure storage account if the VNET Integration is enabled on the storage account in the same region.

    Enable VNET Integration like App Service VNET Integration preview feature as one example.

    4 votes
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  19. Allow GUI support to change between M and SQL query type in SSDT

    Working on existing compatibility level 1200 model project migrating to compatibility level 1400 model project require user to edit or re-create data sources and changing partitions from query type SQL to M language manually. It will be great to have an option to change existing query type from M language to SQL and vice versa in the designer view.

    2 votes
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  20. Direct Query Mode to Exasol database

    The user community for Exasol's analytic database is rapidly growing. As of now it is possible to access on premise Exasol databases in direct query mode from Power BI. However, direct query access from Azure Analysis Services is not yet possible. For all companies that run an Exasol BI database it is absolutely necessary to have direct query mode through AAS - rather than through Power BI.

    34 votes
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