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RefineryUnit
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Refreshing data from single vs multiple databases. What's the difference?

So I have 2 reports where r1 is pulling data from 1 database and r2 is using 2 different databases. Both are located in the same cloud but r1 doesn't require a gateway to schedule an automatic refresh while r2 is asking me to set up a gateway to do so. 

 

Can someone explain why that is so? or am I doing something wrong?

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well, not sure what exactly happened but republishing the report has fixed the issue. Sometimes I'm totally lost about how it fixes itself without me doing anything

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What kind of database is r2 (SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL) and where is it hosted?

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both are in SQL Server stored in Azure cloud

But is it SQL Server running in a virtual machine (IaaS) or is it the Azure SQL PaaS? I'm asking because these are completely different services, SQL in an Azure VM requires a VM, "Azure SQL Database" doesn't.

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well, not sure what exactly happened but republishing the report has fixed the issue. Sometimes I'm totally lost about how it fixes itself without me doing anything

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