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1704584 - Cannot use Explorer with Microsoft Cube (MSAS)


Cannot create information space based on Microsoft cube as a data source. 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a universe in IDT based on MSAS Cube.
  2. Save and export the .BLX file to the repository.
  3. Start explorer from BI LaunchPad.
  4. When you create a new information space, you will not find the universe in the list which was created in the IDT.


  • In 4.0 only .UNX can be used to create information space, .UNV cannot be used..
  • We cannot create a universe(.unx) based on Microsoft Cube (MSAS) using relational connection, and
  • Explorer information space cannot be created on a universe based on OLAP connection 


Currently we cannot use Microsoft Cube as a data-source for Explorer

See Also

Please refer theses two notes as well 1559221 and 1603409.


explorer, microsoft cube, msas, 4.0, unx, unv , KBA , BI-RA-EXP , Obsolete: Polestar, Explorer , Problem


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