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Cathryn
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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


Cathryn

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cyrjulien
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Hi @Cathryn 

 

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

Here the documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-premium-connect-tools.

 

Enjoy

v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

@Cathryn,

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.

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/simonwhiteley/post/PowerBI-Optimisation-1-Connecting-Via-Management-Studio

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Lydia

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@v-yuezhe-msft 

 

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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