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How import data from the active SQL DATABASE?


We have two SQL database, primary and mirror, using BI Desktop i import data from the active database, but when the primary databse is down the second(mirror) becomes the principal. My question is how to automatically switch active SQL database connexion ?



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The SQL connector has a failover option: (video for Azure SQL)

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Is there an option to aviod manuel switching between database ?


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Hi @Aghiles89 ,


Please consider parameterized data sources and switch parameters manually when needed.


For more detailed steps, please refer to this Blog.

Power BI Desktop Query Parameters


Best Regards,

Community Support Team


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