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Connecting to CDS from SQL Server Management Studio

I saw the presentation at the summit, that you can connect to the CDS instance from SSMS. What are the steps to accomplish that?

Advocate I
Advocate I

Hi ,


I tired this but its not connecting. want to know the regions for which this is available. I can see from the org url configured is for US region. Tried creating a trial for this purpouse its not onnecting.


Any help will be really appreciated.



Sarath Mohan

Hi @SarathMohan,


the link provided shows the following:



Could you please check if that option is enabled by trying the following?

You can use the Analyze in Power BI option (Data > Entities > Analyze in Power BI) in Power Apps ( to use the SQL connection feature to analyze data in Power BI Desktop. More information: View entity data in Power BI Desktop.

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No There is no option available in the command bar tried with multiple instances. No luck

Are you able to see this option. I have navigated to Data--> Entities and in the command bar didn't find any option.



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