I recently came across the following error while deploying a tabular cube using the Analysis Services Deployment Wizard:
My updates for this deployment included removing a table from the cube. As part of the cube deployment options I chose to “Retain roles and members”. However the issue here was that an existing role was referencing the table I had deleted, for example the below image shows the Role Manager in Visual Studio and shows that the Cube_Finance role references the “Transaction Type” table.
To resolve this error I simply had to deploy the cube using the option “Deploy roles and retain members”:
This resulted in a successful deployment with the role updated to exclude any references to the deleted table:
Note this error can also occur if a table has been renamed, for the same reason explained above where a role references the “old” table name. The solution is the same: deploy roles and retain members.