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Connect MySQL / PostGres to Power BI

Hi there,

I tried several time using Digital Ocean MySQL or PostGres to connect to Power BI Desktop but all failed. Anyone can help? Many thanks.


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alexdo
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December 20, 2023

Hello @7ec5ff197645413cb33de47296b7a9

I believe that for both MySQL and PostGreSQL you’ll need to install the connector drivers.

You can examine the trusted sources IPs and ensure the IP address from which you are connecting is whitelisted.

You can greatly decrease the likelihood of a security breach by restricting which DigitalOcean resources or external IP addresses are allowed to access the nodes in a cluster. This prevents brute force password and denial-of-service attacks from any server not explicitly permitted to connect.

Typically, only the application servers are allowed to connect to the database cluster. Users access the public-facing site, and the public-facing server authenticates and manages database connections in turn.

Managed MySQL:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/mysql/how-to/connect/

Managed PostGreSQL:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/postgresql/how-to/connect/

Official docs for MySQL:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-query/connectors/mysql-database

Official docs for PostGreSQL:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-query/connectors/postgresql

Regards

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