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Executing a PowerShell script from SSMS to operate on a database used in a TimeXtender Project

Installing PowerShell 

To install the SqlServer module from the PowerShell Gallery, start a PowerShell session as an administrator.  For details, review this article.

Scenario: Process a Single table in an Azure Analysis Services Tabular model

Consider the following PowerShell script:

$secpasswd = ConvertTo-SecureString "***Pass***" -AsPlainText -Force;

$mycreds = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ('****UID****’, $secpasswd);

Invoke-ProcessTable -TableName "<tablename>" -Database "<DatabaseName>"   -RefreshType Full   -Server "asazure://centralus.asazure.windows.net/<AS_serverName>" -Credential $mycreds


1. Execute the script in a PowerShell command line to verify it works OK.

   In SQL Server Management Studio, Right-click an on-prem SQL Server database and select the option "Start PowerShell", then copy-paste the above script to execute.  You may see the following output:

Impact XmlaResults
------ -----------
Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Tabular.ObjectImpact {Microsoft.AnalysisServices.XmlaResult}


2. In SQL Server Management Studio, enable your MDW database to run xp_cmdshell

EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;

EXEC sp_configure 'xp_cmdshell',1


3. Create a .ps1 file with the PowerShell script and save it as C:\Temp\PS_Script_Proces_Table.ps1

4.  In SQL Server Management Studio, invoke the PowerShell script with xp_cmdshell.  It spawns a Windows command shell and executes PowerShell script from the given file.

xp_cmdshell 'powershell.exe -File C:\Temp\PS_Script_Proces_Table.ps1'

5. Verify in SSMS that the above command executed successfully.  Review table properties in the Azure Analysis Services Tabular model to verify it is refreshed.



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