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Connect BD Access 32-bit from PowerBI 64-bit

Good morning, I'm sure more than one has happened.

I work with a 64-bit powerBI version, which as you know is going much better than the 32 version for certain tasks.

The problem I have is I'm not able to connect it with a 32-bit access. I'm surprised that this

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Re: Connect BD Access 32-bit from PowerBI 64-bit

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Re: Connect BD Access 32-bit from PowerBI 64-bit

Hi @jesuslogmein ,

Please review the solutions in the following threads and check if they can resolve your problem:

The Access Database Engine bit-version (32-bit or 64-bit) is different from your Power BI Desktop bi...

64 Bit Power BI Desktop with 32 Bit Office? Can do!

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caRe: Connect 32-bit BD Access from 64-bit PowerBI

ok, thank you! I see that the only way is to install the two versions of the bd access engine.

The truth is that the solution they give on some sites to install access and powerbi with its two versions in 32 bits, seems to me a PARCHE. Many companies install their office 365 with 32 bits and then to work with powerbi, the 64-bit version is much more agile... I don't know how there are still people working with the 32-bit version.

This seems to me to be a fairly obvious lack of powerbi.

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