FIX: "Ambiguous paths" error when deploying tabular model database to Analysis Services in SQL Server 2016 or 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Enterprise CoreSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Developer

Symptoms


Assume that you run an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017 Analysis Services in Tabular mode. When you deploy a tabular model database to the instance, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Resolution


This fix is included in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2017

Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

Status


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

References


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