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HMJSomerset
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Helper II

Power BI PostgreSQL Dataflow Geom column error

I am connecting to a PostgreSQL database and want to import several tables with a geom data column.

However, when I connect to the table (PostgrSQL connector in either Power BI Desktop or Power BI Service Dataflow) the geom column shows as 

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The error reads as...

An error happened while reading data from the provider: 'We don't support CLR type 'Microsoft.Mashup.Engine1.Runtime.ValueException'.'

How can I view the geom data?  All the other columns load without an issue.  Each entry in the column is 59,330 characters long

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TomMartens
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Hey @HMJSomerset ,

 

Create view on PostgreSQL and convert the geom datatype to WKT (Well Known Text), this thread provides samples how this can be done: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49905207/convert-postgres-geometry-format-to-wkt

 

Hoepfully,  this provides what you are looking for.

 

Regards,

Tom



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