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Can I connect MySQL DB from Linux to online reports for data refresh



I was able to use PowerBI gateway to connect my local test MySQL DB from Windows to online reports for data refresh.

But the thing is I want to connect my live MySQL DB from Linux to online PowerBI for data refresh.


Is there anyway can I achieve this?




Helper I
Helper I



I am facing the similar issue as Jonty's. Our MySQL db is running on a Linux server. At the moment, am running the whole PowerBI suite on my laptop. I managed to connect to the live data via Putty. Data refresh only works if Putty is active. If Putty is inactive, the connection to the live data fails.


I wonder if there is a way that Power BI connects to MySQL db running on a Linux server without having to rely on third party tool like Putty?







I am not sure about this. As per comments in this post, power bi service refresh from Linux MySQL DB should be possible.


But I found other posts which says it's not possible.


Requirements to install the on-premise gateway, Windows:


As per this idea, looks like it's not possible now:


Can anyone confirm if this is possible?



Super User IV
Super User IV

Are you running into a particular issue when doing this? I can't think of a reason this shouldn't work if you use the Desktop and specify to use database credentials.


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