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PowerBI Server (January 2019) DirectQuery to SQL Server table - bug


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It seems that it was / is also a problem in the december version:

We are still facing this issue with Power BI Desktop January 2019 version.

1. Start Power BI Desktop January 2019

2. Create a new report using DirectQuery

3. Get Data -> SQL Server Database -> Enter Server IP (or Name, we tried both) -> Select View -> DirectQuery

4. Use Database Authentification: Username + Passwort

5. In Power BI Desktop January 2019 you can see data.

6. Publish report to the Power-BI Report Server (OnPremise)

7. Set Username + Password inside the "Manage" Tab

8. Check connection: Connection is successful

9. Open report in the browser -> The error msg is shown instead of data

Power BI - Report Server: 1.4.6969.7395 (Januar 2019)

Power BI - Desktop: 2.65.5313.1562 32-bit (Januar 2019)


Any ideas? Thanks!

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