Analysis Services Connection Manager

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) SSIS Integration Runtime in Azure Data Factory

An SQL Server Analysis Services connection manager enables a package to connect to a server that runs an Analysis Services database or to an Analysis Services project that provides access to cube and dimension data. You can only connect to an Analysis Services project while developing packages in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). At run time, packages connect to the server and the database to which you deployed the Analysis Services project.

Both tasks, such as the Analysis Services Execute DDL task and the Analysis Services Processing task, and destinations, such as the Data Mining Model Training destination, use an Analysis Services connection manager.

For more information about Analysis Services databases, see Multidimensional Model Databases (SSAS).

Configuration of the Analysis Services Connection Manager

When you add an Analysis Services connection manager to a package, SQL Server Integration Services creates a connection manager that is resolved as an Analysis Services connection at run time, sets the connection manager properties, and adds the connection manager to the Connections collection on the package. The ConnectionManagerType property of the connection manager is set to MSOLAP100.

You can configure the Analysis Services connection manager in the following ways:

  • Provide a connection string configured to meet the requirements of the Microsoft OLE Provider for Analysis Services provider.

  • Specify the instance of Analysis Services or the Analysis Services project to connect to.

  • If you are connecting to an instance of Analysis Services, specify the authentication mode.


If you use SSIS in Azure Data Factory (ADF) and want to connect to Azure Analysis Services (AAS) instance, you can not use an account with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled, but must use an account that does not require any interactivity/MFA or a service principal instead. To use the latter, see here to create one and assign the server administrator role to it, then select Use a specific user name and password to log on to the server in your connection manager, and finally enter User name: app:YourApplicationID and Password: YourAuthorizationKey.

  • Indicate whether the connection that is created from the connection manager is retained at run time.

You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.

For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click one of the following topic:

For information about configuring a connection manager programmatically, see ConnectionManager and Adding Connections Programmatically.