FIX: Exception error occurs when you try to refresh data for a pivot table in Excel in SSAS 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 Developer on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Enterprise on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Enterprise Core on Windows


Assume that you have a pivot table in Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services (SSAS 2017) in Multidimensional mode. When you try to refresh data for the pivot table in Microsoft Excel, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

"Internal error: An unexpected exception occurred."

Additionally, a dump file is generated.


This problem is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2017


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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