Microsoft Power BI Desktopedit


Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization, or embed them in your app or website.


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  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2.63 or higher
  • Elasticsearch SQL ODBC driver
  • A preconfigured User or System DSN (see Configuration section on how to configure a DSN).

Data loadingedit

First, you’ll need to choose ODBC as the source to load data from. Once launched, click on the Get Data button (under Home tab), then on the More… button at the bottom of the list:

Get Data / More…. images/sql/odbc/apps_pbi_fromodbc1.png

In the new opened window scroll at the bottom of the All list and select the ODBC entry, then click on the Connect button:

ODBC / Connect. images/sql/odbc/apps_pbi_fromodbc2.png

This will replace current window with a new From ODBC one, where you’ll have to select a previously configured DSN:

Choose a DSN. images/sql/odbc/apps_pbi_dsn.png

Once connected Power BI will read Elasticsearch’s catalog and offer the user a choice of tables (indices) to load data from. Clicking on one of the tables will load a preview of the data within:

Pick table to load. images/sql/odbc/apps_pbi_picktable.png

Now tick the chosen table and click on the Load button. Power BI will now load and analyze the data, populating a list with the available columns. These can now be used to build the desired visualisation:

Visualize the data. images/sql/odbc/apps_pbi_loaded.png