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pranim
Helper I
Helper I

Trying to connect to MY SQL from Power BI

I am trying to connect to My sql  from Power BI desktop and i am getting the pop window to download My sql tool. should i download them on my computer? I have the images of the pop ups saved but i am not able to attach them here, any easy way to do it?

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

@pranim,

Before you can connect to a MySQL database, you need to install MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 for Microsoft Windows on your computer. Select the driver that matches your Power BI Desktop installation (32-bit or 64-bit).

After installing the MySQL connector, refer to this blog to connect to MySQL in Power BI Desktop.

If the connection still fails in Power BI Desktop, please check that if you are able to connect to the MySQL database in MySQL workbench, ensure that MySQL workbench is installed in the same machine as Power BI Desktop.

 
Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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MarcusR1
Frequent Visitor

Hi,
I've installed the MySQL Connector from Oracle, but when I click Get Data and select MySQL I get this:

MarcusR1_0-1657637255548.png

 

I've tried restarting PowerBI but to no avail, do I need to reboot my PC?

 

@MarcusR1 

 

I am having exactly the same issue. I have installed the connector but having the same issue. 

 

Did you had any luck?

 

Nishant

 

 

Hi @nishantscuderia 

I installed 8.0.16 connector and then used a MariaDB connection in PowerBI, that worked.

Let me know if this helps - it seems strange that nobody from Oracle/Microsoft has a solution!
thanks

 

 

So you saying that 8.0.16 works but 8.0.29 (latest one) doesn't?

 

That is weird. Surprised, MS doesn't have this in their documentation

Yes that's correct. I worked backwards trying several older versions and 8.0.16 was the 'newest' that worked.

elflakoconk
Helper II
Helper II

Is it possible to connect from an other computer, different where the MySQL db is installed?

v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

@pranim,

Before you can connect to a MySQL database, you need to install MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 for Microsoft Windows on your computer. Select the driver that matches your Power BI Desktop installation (32-bit or 64-bit).

After installing the MySQL connector, refer to this blog to connect to MySQL in Power BI Desktop.

If the connection still fails in Power BI Desktop, please check that if you are able to connect to the MySQL database in MySQL workbench, ensure that MySQL workbench is installed in the same machine as Power BI Desktop.

 
Regards,

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.

Once I upgraded to mysql-connector-net-8.0.18, it will throw "MySQL: Unable to connect to any of the specified MySQL hosts." error. When I use the latest version 8.0.27, it will throw ""An error happened while reading data from the provider: 'Connection option 'server' is duplicated" error message.

My database version remain unchanged at 5.1.73 - but now with the connector upgrade, I am no longer able to connect. The previous version 6.6.5 no longer works 😞 Any ideas?

Today, current version is 8.0.18. It can be downloaded from https://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/Connector-Net/mysql-connector-net-8.0.18.msi

 

@v-yuezhe-msft I Cannot find any MY SQL conector/net for x64 version of power BI. I would be very pleased if you could help me find it

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