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kevin_bellanger New Member
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Lab 7 - "Unable to connect"



I'm trying to connect to the Azure SQL database from Power BI Desktop (Get Data / Azure / Azure SQL database) with the folowwing information:

  • Server:
  • Database: DAT207x01
  • Data Connectivity mode: DirectQuery

But I got an "Unable to connect" popup message saying:

Details: "Microsoft SQL: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 - Aucune connexion n’a pu être établie car l’ordinateur cible l’a expressément refusée.)"


I tried to enter the information manualy as well in order to avoid any copy-pasting error but it still doesn't work.

Does anyone has an idea?


Thanks in advance.




PietroL New Member
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Re: Lab 7 - "Unable to connect"



I solved as described in this post: Lab 7 Exercise 2: Problem in connecting to Azure SQL Database


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