Cannot run SQL Agent Analysis service command against server alias

Arjan Fraaij 0 Reputation points


I seem to have everything working except running a SSAS Tabular cube refresh from SQL server based on a ALIAS name.

SQL Server 2019, DNS & SQL Server alias configured to use CubesDEV alias.

  • First test, connected with SSMS support SupportDEV to the analysis services CubesDev. This works fine.
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  • Manual refresh started from SSMS. This works fine
  • Created a credential and proxy to use as the run as in a SQL server Analysis Services Command
  • Added credential user to Server Administrators role (I now high level but is for testing now)
  • Created a SQL Server Analysis Services Command job step to refresh database
  "refresh": {
    "type": "automatic",
    "objects": [
        "database": "C"
  • Used real servername SRV001
  • Started job, works fine
  • Changed job step to use server alias CubesDEV do get error:

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The basic question is: Why can I connect to the SSAS Tabular instance based on real and alias server name with SSMS and run the proces cube. Can I also do this in a SQL agent job based on the real server name but not based on the server Alias?



SQL Server Analysis Services
SQL Server Analysis Services
A Microsoft online analytical data engine used in decision support and business analytics, providing the analytical data for business reports and client applications such as Power BI, Excel, Reporting Services reports, and other data visualization tools.
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