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Cannot connect to local MySQL database.

Hi All, I press get data and select MySQL datatabase. 


I get the following message:


"we encountered an error while trying to connect. the connector cannot be used because you are missing one or more required components.".


The Learn More link took me to the MySQL site to download 



I downloaded that and nothing happened. I restarted my machine as well, no dice.


Windows 10, 32 bit office, 32 bit power BI.


Thank you.

Community Champion
Community Champion

@sois Ignore that link and instead download x64 bit MySQL connector and install yourself. I have seen before where doing that has fixed the problem.

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Thank you so much. Nothing else seemed to work but this worked perfectly.


Thanks! this actually worked for me.


Try to check environment variables in your system and add server bin url  (c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin) there. It should resolve.

Advocate I
Advocate I

if others have this problem try the following install the 8.0.30 version  and the 8.0.32 version  I have no idear why this works but it does

I am useing Version: 2.116.763.0 64-bit (april 2023) of Power Bi and im on Windows 11 

Hope it helps!

Can you please tell me what version of mysql do you use? 

Thanks a lot man you help me a lot  

Glad to hear it !

Fantastic, thanks! Solved it for me too

Thank you so much dear. I have been working on this issue for last 2 days. 

You solved my problem 

Glad to hear it ! I know the feeling 👍

I've been trying out different solutions for two days, this finally worked!  Thank you!!

Helper V
Helper V

Hi I have the same problem I tried many times nothing still been solved, please advice.


Have you been able to resolve it 😪

New Member

You can try this solution, it worked for me.



New Member

I tried to connect power Bi with both 32 bit and 64 bit MySql connector . but non of them worked ,everytime getting an error that "this connector require one or more component" . 


Any help will be highly appreciated.



my current MySQL installation (5.7.19) installed the Connector/NET 6.9.9; this produced the wellknown error.



  1. using MySQLInstaller and uninstall the Connector/NET
  2. download version 6.6.7 from MySQL
  3. doubleclick the downloaded MSI-file for installing it
  4. any type of restart needed ? I don't know/remember

 Hope this discription helps

Community Champion
Community Champion

@sois Ignore that link and instead download x64 bit MySQL connector and install yourself. I have seen before where doing that has fixed the problem.

Hi everyone, 

Can anyone help me. 

I just installed Power BI, and I cannot connect with Mysql database, it had the same error like this thread. My lastest version is v.8.0.33. 

I tried to download MySQL connector (the link is 32 bit), but when installed it not showed install, just show "repair, remove options", not have "typical" like some youtube video shared. 

I tried many times, but it still happened, please help me! 🙏

Yo tambien tengo el mismo problema .😪

Hi everyone,


I am running into the same issue with MySQL database/ connector issue. I am currently having version 8.0.33 installed on my pc. I start to get this pop-up error below when trying to get data into Power BI




Does anyone know how to get this issue resolved? Please advise.


Thank you,

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