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Carina1111
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PowerBI report connecting to AWS Athena fails

Hi everybody!

 

I'm currently trying to connect a PowerBI Report to our AWS Athena datasource. 
This works perfectly fine for PowerBI Desktop using the official connector from AWS
(https://docs.aws.amazon.com/athena/latest/ug/connect-with-odbc-and-power-bi.html)

 

As soon as I'm uploading the report to the Report Server I get errors as such:

"The given data source kind is not supported. Data source kind: UnknownFunction"

 

Now my question, does the PowerBI Report Server support the connector to AWS Athena?

 

If yes ... any ideas if I need some additional configuration on the Report Server? (i've configure the odbc drivers and firewall settings already)

 

If no ... any ideas on how to overcome this? Is there a plan that the connector will be supported?

 

Thanks in advance!

Carina

 

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d_gosbell
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Unfortunately for you I cannot see Athena on the list of data sources supported by Report Server Power BI report data sources in Power BI Report Server - Power BI | Microsoft Docs 

 

Since your data is already on another cloud service in AWS have you considered putting your report onto the Power BI service instead of using the on-prem Report Server. The on-prem Report Server primarily has support for on-prem data sources while the cloud service has support for both cloud data sources and it can access on-prem data through a data gateway.

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d_gosbell
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Super User

Unfortunately for you I cannot see Athena on the list of data sources supported by Report Server Power BI report data sources in Power BI Report Server - Power BI | Microsoft Docs 

 

Since your data is already on another cloud service in AWS have you considered putting your report onto the Power BI service instead of using the on-prem Report Server. The on-prem Report Server primarily has support for on-prem data sources while the cloud service has support for both cloud data sources and it can access on-prem data through a data gateway.

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