When you create a Power BI report that executes a Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) query against Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016 and 2017 Analysis Services in Multidimensional mode (SSAS MD), you may notice that SSAS memory usage surpasses the configured HardMemoryLimit, and finally exhausts all the memory available.
The DAX query cannot be canceled, even at early stages.
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
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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