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PostgreSQL + powerbi desktop slow connection

Hi all!


I'm trying to connect my PB desktop to a PostgreSQL DB, I have done all previous configurations to connect with PowerBI, all good, problem is the connection to PowerBI is very slow and sometimes data is not fully loaded.


Many thanks for your help.


Hi @miguel1206,

How many rows in the tables of PostgreSQL database? Could you please install other PostgreSQL GUI tools on the computer that is running Power BI Desktop, then check if you encounter same issues(connection is slow and data are not fully loaded) when connecting to PostgreSQL database? Please make sure the results aren't cached in other PostgreSQL GUI tools, otherwise the connection should appear fast.

If you have a large dataset, to make the connection faster in Power BI Desktop, load specific data of PostgreSQL by using something like TOP 1000 syntax in SQL statement(optional). And also ensure that you have access to the imported tables of PostgreSQL database.

Lydia Zhang

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