Release State: General Availability
Products: Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service (On-Premise Gateway), Dataflows in PowerBI.com (On-Premise Gateway), Dataflows in PowerApps.com (On-Premise Gateway), Excel, Flow
Authentication Types Supported: Database (Username/Password), Windows, Default or Custom
Some capabilities may be present in one product but not others due to deployment schedules and host-specific capabilities.
- Advanced options
- Connection string (non-credential properties)
- SQL statement
- Supported row reduction clauses
Connect to an ODBC data source
Before you get started, make sure you've properly configured the connection in the Windows ODBC Data Source Administrator. The exact process here will depend on the driver.
To make the connection, take the following steps:
From the Power Query Get Data dialog (or Data tab in the Excel ribbon), select Database > ODBC.
In the From ODBC dialog that appears, provide the connection string (optional).
You may also choose to provide a SQL statement, depending on the capabilities of the driver. Ask your vendor for more information.
To enable folding support for Table.FirstN, select Detect to find supported row reduction clauses, or select from one of the drop down options.
This option is not applicable when using a native SQL statement.
Once you're done, select Connect. Select the authentication type and input those credentials in the dialogue when prompted.