Tag Archives: Analysis Services

Connecting to SSAS 2005 from Excel 2010 Error: “XML for Analysis parser: The DbpropMsmdSubqueries property was not recognized”


You may receive this error message “XML for Analysis parser: The DbpropMsmdSubqueries property was not recognized” when connecting from Excel 2010 to SSAS 2005


In most cases the machine will have had Excel 2007 previously installed and Excel 2010 has been installed side-by-side with 2007 or has been upgraded to Excel 2010


Install the Analysis Services OLE DB Provider for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 available in the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

Here’s an overview of what the Analysis Services OLE DB Provider is:

The Analysis Services OLE DB Provider is a COM component that software developers can use to create client-side applications that browse metadata and query data stored in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services. This provider implements both the OLE DB specification and the specification’s extensions for online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining.

Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services OLE DB Provider requires Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0, also available on this page.

The provider can be downloaded from the following links:

X86 Package (SQLServer2008_ASOLEDB10.msi)
X64 Package (SQLServer2008_ASOLEDB10.msi)

BIDS Browser Error – The query could not be processed XML for Analysis parser The LocaleIdentifier property is not overwritable and cannot be assigned a new value.

When attempting to browse an Analysis Services Cube in the BIDS Browser the following error message is displayed:

The query could not be processed:
o XML for Analysis parser: The LocaleIdentifier property is not overwritable and cannot be assigned a new value.



The language will be set to ‘Default’
BIDS Browser Default Language

Select your language ( e.g. English (United Kingdom) ) from the language drop down box and you’ll be able be able to browse the cube.
BIDS Browser UK Language


** UPDATED 11/10/12 **

I’ve come across a more permanent fix for this issue:

1. Open Start – Control Panel, find Location Settings (or Regional Settings or Region and Language).

2. Find the Format setting (which determines date and time formats).

3. Change it from your normal setting (in my case English (United Kingdom)) to English (United States). Apply the change.

4. Straight away set it back to what it was before (in my case English (United Kingdom)). Apply the change.

5. You will need to restart the BIDS if you have it open.

The error should not appear again for that user on the machine the fix was applied to.

BIDS Helper 1.6.1 Released

BIDS Helper Overview:

A Visual Studio add-in with features that extend and enhance business intelligence development functionality in SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 BI Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

New Release

A new version of BIDS Helper (1.6.1) is available here: http://bidshelper.codeplex.com/releases/view/88092


Release Notes

In addition to fixing a number of bugs that beta testers reported, this release includes the following new features for Tabular models in SQL 2012:
New Features:
  • Tabular Display Folders
  • Tabular Translations Editor
  • Tabular Sync Descriptions

Fixed Issues:

  • Biml issues
  • SSIS Value cannot be null. Parameter name: adornedElement (Microsoft Visual Studio)
  • fixing bug in Tabular Actions Editor Form where you type in an invalid action name which is a reserved word like CON or which is a duplicate name to another action
  • Sync Descriptions (With Tables) Working? – fixing bug in SSAS Sync Descriptions where only the selected extra property (not all checked extra properties) are added to the description
  • Tabular: data source credentials wiped out by Tabular HideMemberIf feature – fixing bug for models with data sources with credentials, Tabular HideMemberIf wipes out the credentials
  • Edit Variable Expression in VS 2010 with BIDS Helper 2012 1.6.0 does not refresh result from expression in Task
  • Tabular drillthrough returns numbers as text