How to connect to mysql database from power Bi?

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How to connect to mysql database from power Bi?
Mar 22, 2019 in Power BI by Anitha
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Hi,
Follow these steps, to connect to MYSQL database.
1. Click on Get Data.
2. Go to Database and select MYSQL.
3. Download Mysql connector "mysql-connector-net-8.0.15" and install the same.
4. Then Type your server name.
5. Type any Sql statements. (optional)
6. Select mode of authentication (window /database).
7. Select required tables and fields residing in Mysql database for creating your report and visualization.
8. Click Ok.
9. Now the data is retrieved and is ready to create visualizations.

Hope this helps you.

answered Mar 22, 2019 by Cherukuri
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the mysql-connector-net-8.0.15 install at server or at power bi client ?

I think in Power BI Desktop (on the client machine)

So, as is usually the case with online 'advice' the exceptions are the real area of interest.  People do not go looking for help if the thing just works ...

After your step 2 there was NO prompt to download the connector.  I already have many MySQL odbc connectors installed.  Excel understands how to do this correctly.  You offer a Queries and Connections option and then adjust the properties.  

But a user is paralyzed if they do everything right and the application offers them no chance to change things.  All I get after choosing MySQL and hitting the Connect button is this uninformative and unautomated display:

Um, ok, thanks.  Like where do I do this?  The ODBC stuff is well installed.  This is not helpful.

What do you get when you click on learn more? I am sure you'll get a little more details about what additional components are required.
So, as mentioned, the ODBC stuff is well installed already.  The 'learn more' link only takes me to the Oracle MySQL connector download, which I have already done.  Just to be sure of course I uninstalled it, and reinstalled it.  And then I I rebooted my computer (ha ha).  Nope, that is not it.
You've installed the connector, that's perfect. Have you configured it?

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