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Power BI Desktop Edit Queries Recent Sources not showing current Datasource

I am using Power BI desktop to connect to an Azure SQL Database in Direct Query Mode.


I want to add another query to connect to another table or view in the current datasource.


When i click on Recent Sources to select the current data source so i can get a list of tables and views from the database, the current datasource is not in the list, even after clicking more.


This is preventing me from being able to add additional tables / views to the existing model.


Is there a way to refresh the list of recent sources to include the current datasource or alternatively is there a way to add additional tables or views without having to go through the list of recent datasources.


Thank you

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Im having the same problem. When will this be fixed?

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@mrhodes can you Close&Apply to get out of query editor and then look under Recent Sources to see if that is available ?

No, i have tried to close and apply, tried exiting the desktop designer tool and going back in. I also uninstalled and reinstalled power bi desktop. no changes in the list. I am also on the current version of the tool as well.





I reproduced your issue. The Direct Query connection to Azure SQL database can't be displayed in Recent Sources while other created connection are displayed properly. We will report this issue internally.



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