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OLAP 8.0 Driver not showing databases from SQL Analysis Server 2000

Posted on 2009-05-19
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Hey Guys/Gals,

I am having a problem using getting the databases from our SQL Analysis Server 2000 using the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for OLAP Services 8.0 driver.  I can view all the databases using the Analysis Manager; however, when Microsoft Query attempts to open view the databases I get no databases to select.

This is the click by click order of what I am doing:
From Excel, Selecting the Data menu -> PivotTable and PivotChart Report.  I am selecting "External data source" and leaving PivotTable selected.  I click Next then select the "Get Data..." button. When the "Choose Data Source" window appears I am selecting the "OLAP Cubes" tab then selecting "<New Data Source>". At this point I am presented with the "Create New Data Source" window.  I enter a name then select "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for OLAP Services 8.0" from the provider drop-down. I then click "Connect..." to receive the "Multidimensional Connection" wizard.  I leave "Analysis server" selected and enter the name of my Database server (just so happens to be named "DATA"). I am not entering any login details as the Database server is on the same LAN as my PC and there is no firewall between the two boxes.  I click Next and receive a list-box with only a grayed out "(No databases available)".

Any assistance anyone would lend would be beneficial.

Thanks
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Is service pack 4 applied to your client and to the server?
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Hi Experts

I have EXACTLY this problem. I  have SQL2000 SP$ and Analysis Services SP4. When you say SP4 on the client, are you referring to the PTSFULL that is included with the AS SP4 package?

Thanks in advance.
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If I understand correctly, PTSFULL is part of it, but not all. Readme mentions "Analysis Services client components, including the PivotTableĀ® Service; Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)" - so it looks like besides PivotTable service, there's more.

Service pack just has to be applied to the client computer, it probably will figure out everything it needs to upgrade.
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