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amansin19
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How to import .bak file into Power BI

I recently went through the adventure bakery dataset  where I downloaded .bak file but I am confused how to load it into PowerBI and apply some analysis on it.

 

Please let me know regarding it.

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Burningsuit
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Hi @amansin19 

A .bak file is usually a SQL Database backup file. So I'm guessing that what you have is a backup file of the adventure bakery database, which you need to restore to SQL server to access the data.

see Restore a Database Backup Using SSMS - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

Once you've got the SQL data restored you can connect to it with Power BI to report upon it.

hope this helps

Stuart

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Burningsuit
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Hi @amansin19 

A .bak file is usually a SQL Database backup file. So I'm guessing that what you have is a backup file of the adventure bakery database, which you need to restore to SQL server to access the data.

see Restore a Database Backup Using SSMS - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

Once you've got the SQL data restored you can connect to it with Power BI to report upon it.

hope this helps

Stuart

Hi @Burningsuit 

Thanks for your comment, I will try this method as you mentioned.

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