This hotfix also applies to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services (SSAS 2014).


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a perspective together with a slicer that contains some tables in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS 2012) or SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services (SSAS 2014). SSAS 2012 or SSAS 2014 is running in Tabular mode.

  • At least one table in the slicer contains no rows.

  • You update data in a Microsoft Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 worksheet that is sourced from the perspective.Or, you open an Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 workbook that contains a PivotTable for which the Refresh data when opening the file option is configured.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

A PivotTable, cube function or slicer using connection <conn> had failed to refresh.


This issue occurs because the perspective contains the table that contains no rows.

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


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

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