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Chintan982
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Power BI connecting to AWS EC2 instance with MS SQL

Hi

 

I have MS SQL instance on AWS EC2. Can anyone help me know how can I have power BI connect to that SQL instance to get data.

Its not AWS Redshift and we do not intend to invest in Redshift at this point in time. Its a SQL instance on AWS EC2 and I need to pull data & set up auto refresh from that datasource.

Pls help ASAP.

 

Thanks

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LSweenie
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

 

We are doing similar but connecting to MySQL on AWS.  We are using ODBC connections to MySQL on AWS from desktop and also have an Enterprise Gateway set up with the ODBC connections so we can schedule refreshes.  Works well apart from some issues with publishing reports with ODBC datasources which we're currently working around while MS investigate.

 

Hope this helps,
Linda

LSweenie
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

 

We are doing similar but connecting to MySQL on AWS.  We are using ODBC connections to MySQL on AWS from desktop and also have an Enterprise Gateway set up with the ODBC connections so we can schedule refreshes.  Works well apart from some issues with publishing reports with ODBC datasources which we're currently working around while MS investigate.

 

Hope this helps,

Linda

v-chuncz-msft
Community Support
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@Chintan982,

 

As far as I know, you could try to use the "From Web" source with the corresponding REST API and write Power Query Formula Language in the Advanced Editor.

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Is this the only way to connect to a Sql Server on AWS instance from Power BI ? We are trying to do the same thing as well, is there something different in teh new releases?

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