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Error "...The system cannot find the file specified" When Opening A Local MSAS Cube File


Published: 23 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 23 Nov 2015

Issue

When opening a local cube file (.cub), the following error might occur:

Analysis Services database error 0x80004005: The following system error occurred: The system cannot find the file specified. 
Analysis Services database error 0x80004005: File system error: The following error occurred while opening the file
Analysis Services database error 0x80004005: File system error: The provided path ... points to an existing file which cannot be opened. 
Unable to connect to the server. Check that the server is running and that you have access privileges to the requested database. 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 64 bit
  • MSAS Local Cube File (.cub)

Resolution

To open these files in Tableau Desktop:
  • Install a 32 bit version of Tableau Desktop.
  • Install the Microsoft Analysis Services 2000 Driver from the Drivers & Activation page.

Cause

Some older versions of local cube files are not supported by the current MSAS drivers. 
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