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Analysis Services Connection Manager

An SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) 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 Business Intelligence Development Studio. 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.

When you add an Analysis Services connection manager to a package, SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) 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 MSOLAP90.

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 9.0 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.
  • Indicate whether the connection that is created from the connection manager is retained at run time.

For more information about Analysis Services databases, see Working with Analysis Services Databases.

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 topics:

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

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