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Connect in Online Mode to an Analysis Services Database

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

You can connect directly to an existing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services database and directly modify objects within that database. When you connect directly to an Analysis Services database, changes to objects occur immediately and no Analysis Services project is created within SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

To Connect Directly to an Analysis Services Database by using SQL Server Data Tools

  1. Open SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

  2. On the File menu, point to Open and then click Analysis Services Database.

  3. Select Connect to existing database.

  4. Specify the server name and the database name.

    You can either type the database name or query the server to view the existing databases on the server.

  5. Click OK.

    You can now directly edit any objects within the Analysis Services database.

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