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2453358 - Error: "Failed to initialize" when refreshing MSAS data source Web Intelligence document in BI Launch Pad


  • An error has occurred while attempting to connect to the OLAP server. Failed to initialize (returned server error ())
  • Web Intelligence document is created by UNV universe. Data source connection is relational connection created by MSAS / SSAS Microsoft SQL Server OLAP data source (Analysis Services)



  • SAP Business Intelligence platform 4.1 (BI4.1)
  • SAP Business Intelligence platform 4.2 (BI4.2)
  • SAP Business Intelligence platform 4.x (BI4.x)
  • Web Intelligence (WebI)
  • MSAS / SSAS Microsoft SQL Server OLAP data source (Analysis Services)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


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