Power BI : npgsql installation

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Visual Studio isn't installed in my PC but I need npgsql to connect Microsoft PowerBI (Power Query) to a Postgres instance.

Can anyone suggest a way to install it without having to compile it? Is it necessary to do special configurations in my PC to make it work?

Thanks.
Nov 27, 2018 in Power BI by Upasana
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As a general rule Npgsql can be installed as a simple NuGet from nuget.org/packages/Npgsql. There's a Visual Studio add-in for some Entity Framework operations as well.

Also, you can use NuGet if you want the latest version of Npgsql.

You don't need to install nuget.exe; you can down download the latest NuGet package from http://packages.nuget.org/api/v1/package/Npgsql/

Rename the.NUPKG file as.ZIP and unzip it, and you'll find Npgsql.dll in /lib/net45.

Office.com instructions indicate you'll also need Mono.Security.dll, which you can download at http://packages.nuget.org/api/v1/package/Mono.Security/

answered Nov 27, 2018 by Shubham
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