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Power BI Supported Data Sources

Power BI Supported Data Sources

July 5th, 2019

Power BI – Supported Data Sources

Power BI allows you to connect with 100+ data sources. These sources have been categorized into different categories which are the following.

  1. All
  2. File
  3. Database
  4. Azure
  5. Online Services
  6. Other


When you click on Get data on Power Bi desktop you will find this option which consists of all available data sources. Please find a screenshot for better understanding.


In this category, only file-related data sources would be available. Ex: Excel, Text, CSV, JSON, Folder, etc..


In this category, the only the database server would be available. Ex: SQL Server, Analysis Service, IBM Db2, Oracle.


Azure Database would be available in this category. Example: Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL data warehouse, etc…

Online services:

In this category, all online service-related data sources would be available. Ex: Google Analytics, Face book, SharePoint online list.

Online Services


Apart from the entire above category data source, all come under another category. Ex: Web, Microsoft Exchange.

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