FIX: Dimension security is ignored by Power BI Desktop in SQL Server Analysis Services (Multidimensional model)

Applies to: Microsoft SQL ServerSQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2014 Standard More


Assume that you configure dimension security to hide some measures in a dimension in a Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Multidimensional model, and you then connect to the SSAS model from Power BI Desktop by using the Connect live option. When you open the dimension, all the measures become visible, and even those that you have denied access.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

      Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

      Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

      Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 

      Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

      Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

      Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2012 SP3


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


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