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melian
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Can't open Microsoft Pubs database

Hi, 

 

I am totally new to Power BI and SQL. I am studying a book that uses Microsoft Pubs sample database. I have trying to install this database on my PC for the past three days and for some reason it is not working. I tried every tutorial available online on two PCs and still no luck. 

The message I have been getting is "an error occurred when attaching the database click the hyperlink in the message." It is worth noting that there is no hyperlink to click at. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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petergroft
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The Pubs database provides a set of fictional pieces of information about publishers, authors, titles, and sales of books. It is now considered obsolete; it is no longer provided with SQL Server since the 2008 version. The tables and fields should be quite obvious.

 

Hope This Works,

Peter

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