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Stharwani Regular Visitor
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Connecting to On Premise SQL Servers

I am trying to connect Power BI to multiple on premise SQL Server instances. What is the advantage of using a gateway? 

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Connecting to On Premise SQL Servers

Hi @Stharwani,

The Power BI gateway acts as a bridge, providing quick and secure data transfer between on-premises data and Power BI.

In your scenario, after you connect to SQL Server databases from Power BI Desktop, create reports and publish the Power BI Desktop file to Power BI Service, you can use gateway to refresh your dataset in Power BI Service, this way, each time you make changes in SQL Server data source, the changes will be reflected in dataset and reports in Power BI Service based on refresh schedule, for more details, please review the following link.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-gateway-enterprise-manage-sql/

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Connecting to On Premise SQL Servers

Hi @Stharwani,

The Power BI gateway acts as a bridge, providing quick and secure data transfer between on-premises data and Power BI.

In your scenario, after you connect to SQL Server databases from Power BI Desktop, create reports and publish the Power BI Desktop file to Power BI Service, you can use gateway to refresh your dataset in Power BI Service, this way, each time you make changes in SQL Server data source, the changes will be reflected in dataset and reports in Power BI Service based on refresh schedule, for more details, please review the following link.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-gateway-enterprise-manage-sql/

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Stharwani Regular Visitor
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Re: Connecting to On Premise SQL Servers

Hi Lydia, the link redirects me to the current page. Can you please update it. Thanks. @v-yuezhe-msft

Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Connecting to On Premise SQL Servers

Hi @Stharwani,

Please refresh your page, the link opens a new webpage. You can also check the following link:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-gateway-enterprise-manage-sql/

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.