Relationship created in analysis service not appearing in Power BI

Jason Yeung 61 Reputation points


I have a Power BI report which connects to analysis services (on prem). It's a LiveConnect connection.. I created a new relationship between 2 tables in the data cubes, but when I refreshed Power BI, the new relationship is not appearing. The new relationships I created is:

I've masked the table names for security. The model is a multidimensional model and I created the relationships by dragging the column from 1 table to the column of another. I was wondering how do I get the relationship to appear in Power BI?


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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  1. Alexei Stoyanovsky 3,416 Reputation points

    When live connected to an MD cube, the relationships you see in Power BI are not DSV-level like you created, but between measure groups and cube dimensions. These don't require relationships at the DSV level, but there's a max of one for any measure group and dimension combination.

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  2. CarrinWu-MSFT 6,866 Reputation points

    Hi @Jason Yeung ,

    As AlexeiStoyanovsky mentioned, Power BI don't support DSV relationships. When you import data from SSAS cube to Power BI Desktop, it will only import objects(like dimensions, measures) with data in SSAS database, then generate single result set based on all retrieved data. It works like the Query Designer in SSRS. The underlying tables with prelateships in DSV will not be imported into Desktop so that you can only see a single table containing all dimension members and measures. For more information, please refer to this thread and Create and manage relationships in Power BI Desktop.

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