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how to confirm credential postgresql DB connection?


I made connection postgresql DB on power bi desktop, and i can see the table(DB data) 

but when i upload the pbix file to power bi service, 

'An error happened while reading data from the provider: 'No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it'

i can't understand why it couldn't be connected.. it was possible to connect through power bi desktop to postgresql DB!

i wonder how to connect and what is the solution 😞 ...? 
(DB ID, PASSWORD is correct !! :(.. ) 

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Hi @ryankang 


You would need to have a gateway to connect to the PostgreSQL database


You could follow these steps which are similar to get it connected to the database: Tutorial: Connect to on-premises data in SQL Server - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

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thank you for reply.


but i can't resolve this problem, and i don't understand why i have to make a gateway through the site you

and i can see the table in the desktop, and there is no problem. 

but when i upload the file to the service, this error comes up! 

please let me know the detail.. 😞 

Hi @ryankang ,


Have you solved your question?

The reason why installing gateway is that may be your data source is on-premise, if it is from local, the gateway will be necessary.


If you still in trouble, can you give me a screenshot about your error message? Thank you in advance~


Best regards,

Community Support Team Selina zhu

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