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Connect Power BI Dashboard in Service to Mysql DB hosted on Linux Server

Hi there, 

 

Can anyone advise on how to connect a Power BI Dashboard hosted in the Service to a MySQL DB hosted on a remote Linux Server?

 

Are there any solutions that don't involve installing a gateway on a Windows machine?

 

Many Thanks, 

 

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selimovd
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Hey @Anonymous ,

 

if Power BI Service should connect directly to your on premises MySQL database, the only option is a gateway. You don't have to install the gateway on the same server. You can also install it on a Windows VM that would be able to access the data source.

 

But without a gateway you cannot connect to your on premises MySQL DB.

 

Otherwise you have to search for an alternative approach like upload the data from your MySQL DB to a cloud database like an Azure Database for MySQL or Azure SQL Server. Then the Power BI Services can connect to that  cloud database without a gateway.

 

If you need any help please let me know.
If I answered your question I would be happy if you could mark my post as a solution ✔️ and give it a thumbs up 👍
 
Best regards
Denis
 

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selimovd
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Super User

Hey @Anonymous ,

 

if Power BI Service should connect directly to your on premises MySQL database, the only option is a gateway. You don't have to install the gateway on the same server. You can also install it on a Windows VM that would be able to access the data source.

 

But without a gateway you cannot connect to your on premises MySQL DB.

 

Otherwise you have to search for an alternative approach like upload the data from your MySQL DB to a cloud database like an Azure Database for MySQL or Azure SQL Server. Then the Power BI Services can connect to that  cloud database without a gateway.

 

If you need any help please let me know.
If I answered your question I would be happy if you could mark my post as a solution ✔️ and give it a thumbs up 👍
 
Best regards
Denis
 

View solution in original post

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