A PowerShell snapin for SQL Server Analysis Services. It implements a provider with all the interfaces required to enable you to navigate an SSAS server like a drive and includes a number of cmdlets for working with SSAS.
Currently the provider is a fairly thin wrapper over the AMO object model. The aim is to extend the object model to make easy to work with SSAS from the command line and to also add a number of useful cmdlets to make certain tasks easier.
Introduction to PowerSSAS
PowerSSAS release announcement
- this is currently the best overview of what powerSSAS has to offer.
The current version comes with a full installer, once it is installed you just need to add the snapin to your session and you are off. The following example will load the provider and create a drive in powershell called "ssas:" that is connect to
the default Analysis Services instance on the localhost.
PS > add-pssnapin powerSSAS
PS > new-psdrive ssas powerSSAS localhost
You can then type "ssas:" to navigate to the drive and start using "dir" and "cd" to naviagate around like you would on a file system.
The installer is very simple, but if you have issues installing powerSSAS check out the
Installation Troubleshooting Guide
- Getting a list of active sessions
PS > get-ASsession localhost
- Getting a list of active connections
PS > get-ASconnection localhost
SQL Server 2008 R2 Support
Initial testing shows that the 2008 version also works against SQL 2008 R2
To install PowerSSAS, download the installer from the
Or, new as of v 0.3.1.0 you can install PowerSSAS as a PowerShell v2 module. see:
Installing PowerSSAS as a v2 module
We are currently in the process of brainstorming other potential features, and have been adding them as
. If you have a feature you would like to see added, drop us a line on the
The next release date has not yet been scheduled. If you have any requests or issues please use the discussion or issues features on this site.