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Helper III

Connect to Datasets in PowerBI via SSMS

Hi everyone


I just saw a webinar that showed SQL Server management studio connected to a PowerBI dataset using an API.  I can't find any documentation on how to do this.


Does anyone have a link that they could share?


Thank you


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Hi @Cathryn 


It's possible to connect directly to your Power BI Premium Workspace using SSMS.

Here the documentation:





Are you looking for the following blog? You are able to connect to Power BI data model from SSMS as Power BI Desktop starts a SQL Server Analysis Services processes in the background, you are actually connecting to a tabular instance from SSMS.


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Is it possible to connect to a Power BI dataset that's in the online service rather than locally via Power BI Desktop?


I have datasets in a premium capacity in the cloud and I'm trying to figure out how to access them via SSMS similar to how I can directly connect to pbiazure:// as an OLAP connection via Power BI Desktop or Excel.

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