Query Power BI XMLA Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Power BI XMLA data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Power BI XMLA data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Cloud), you get live access to Power BI XMLA data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Power BI XMLA in Connect and work with live Power BI XMLA data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Power BI XMLA Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Power BI XMLA" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Power BI XMLA.

    To connect, set the Url property to a valid PowerBIXMLA workspace. For instance, powerbi://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/CData.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Power BI XMLA from MySQL Workbench.

Query Power BI XMLA from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Power BI XMLA database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Power BI XMLA data.

Connect to Power BI XMLA through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Power BI XMLA Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Power BI XMLA data, like SELECT * FROM powerbixmladb.Customer;

With access to live Power BI XMLA data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Power BI XMLA, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Power BI XMLA as a cloud-based MySQL database today.