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eniX Member

SQL Server Edition required for PBIRS

Hi folks,


what edition of SQL Server do I need, if I wanted to run PBIRS on it? AFAIK you can get PBIRS through two different ways: having SQL Server EE + SA and if you purchase Power BI Premium. With the first option you already have all possible modules for SQL Server, but what about the second one? Can I buy PBI Premium and run PBIRS just on SQL Server Express for example?


Thanks in advance,



Moderator v-qiuyu-msft

Re: SQL Server Edition required for PBIRS

Hi @eniX,


According to this article, if you want to connect live to tabular or multidimensional instances. The SQL Express edition isn't supported.


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Qiuyun Yu

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eniX Member

Re: SQL Server Edition required for PBIRS

Hi @v-qiuyu-msft,


what if I don't want to use SSAS? The question is, whether PBIRS directly requires commercial SQL Server edition.