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AL___
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Direct Query MySQL

Hello,

 

maybe i can find some help here...

Is it possible to connect our Power BI Desktop to MySQL with an "direct query"? Is there any way to reach this or is there an alternatvie (timetable-refreshing?) to have refreshed datas at Power BI Desktop?

 

We desperately need automatic refreshed datas. If there is no possibility to achieve this with MySQL, maybe we should switch to an SQL database?

 

Thanks in advance and best regards,

AL

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edhans
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MySQL is currently not supported. You can see a list of all currently supported data sources for Power BI that can be used with Direct Query here.

 

There is an open UserVoice request for Direct Query MySQL support here.



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victorviro
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I was able to connect to a MySQL database with direct query mode using this connector MariaDB Direct Query Adapter

to all those, who are disappointed by the fact that powerbi directQuery is not supported with mySQL- "this is not full truth."

 

mySql and mariadb are developed by same people, and are almost identical. so direct query connector/adapter for mariadb

also work for the mySQL.

 

1. just download it from above link.

2. select 'mariadb' in 'get data' option in powerbi

3. put your 'mySQL' server and database name.

4. select directQuery mode.

5. put in your mySQL credentials, and there you are.

 

additional: in case you want to publish your report to pbi service-

 

6. publish your pbi desktop direct query report to service.

7. install a on-premises data gateway on your machine (pc/server)

8. configure your data gateway in 'manage gateways and connections' in pbi service.

9. finally go to the dataset setting of the report you just published to pbi service, and connect your data gateway with your pbi dataset.

10. now whenever you update your mySQL database, and query your report (means open or interact with your report) over pbi service or desktop, that query will securely directly go into your database via that data gateway, and will fetch the updated data to the report, this way you'll see the updated report.

 

Thanks @victorviro for suggesting this amazing trick.

I get the following error when I try to connect to my MySQL database through MariaDB, with MySQL credentials:

 

"[ma-3.1.4]Can't connect to MySQL server 'localhost' (10061)"

 

What am I doing wrong?

super! what about if I'd like to edit a custom SQL query. The custom sql box is hidden, and I'm stuck on this. Many thanks

I tried it, for the connection if it lets me do it, but when I make the relationships of the tables in power bi, I get errors, the same when making measurements, for example the following I am counting the amount of ticket, but filtering those that have id = 1, when I put it on a card I get that error

 

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When I try to relate tables I get the same error

Roger14_1-1696829004079.png

 

i don't understand what the error message does say.

However, here might be a fix- https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/Relationship-Direct-Query/td-p/2255900

In case anyone reads this whole thread, this is the solution. It worked perfect for me. It didn't occur to me to use the MariaDB connector to connect to MySQL. Thank you victorviro!!

bizzybisnette
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MySql is one of the larger databases out there I cannot believe directquery is not supported. I was shocked to find that out. 

eram
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We're using CData's DSN/ODBC solution. It's working fine. Expensive though. Progress has a similar ODBC driver.

kapsule
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Hi,

 

I'm starting with PowerBI and a Mysql database. From what I could read from your post, I have the same problem. Did you find a solution? I would like to use directquery to use the new update page function.

 

Thanks,

@kapsule There is no solution. Either it is supported, or it isn't, and right now it isn't. There is no workaround for the page update function for direct query for non-direct query sources. DQ must be supported by Power BI.



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cyclist007
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I would request all interested to support this idea (if you need this feature): https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=f2bcf6ef-2f88-41c5-98aa-ae1ecc1f83ed

 

Other related idea (to make it a secure connection): https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=1673aa83-99c0-4f2c-9e04-6eef0122aa2c

edhans
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MySQL is currently not supported. You can see a list of all currently supported data sources for Power BI that can be used with Direct Query here.

 

There is an open UserVoice request for Direct Query MySQL support here.



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It's possible with the correct drivers. Refer this video:

 

https://youtu.be/EL3DdMVAUnQ?si=WQ7-G69CQ7-VSP4U

Yeah, no, there is a workaround. Just use MariaDB connection as mentioned in the above thread.

Thanks for the update @TaylorRodieck 

 

You'll note the original thread started in 2019 and my reply was in march of 2020. Mariadb didn't support Power BI until December of 2020. So then, there was no workaround. Today, there is. Glad to know this.



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I did see that, I just wanted to point anyone who came here looking for that answer in the right direction. That workaround saved my behind!😅

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