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Manage Power BI XMLA Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Power BI XMLA.

The CData JDBC Driver for Power BI XMLA seamlessly integrates Power BI XMLA data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Power BI XMLA data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Power BI XMLA in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Power BI XMLA Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Power BI XMLA data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    By default, use Azure AD to connect to Microsoft Power BI XMLA. Azure AD is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud-based directory and identity management service. It is user-based authentication that requires that you set AuthScheme to AzureAD.

    For more information on other authentication schemes, refer to the Help documentation.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Power BI XMLA JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.powerbixmla.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Power BI XMLA data. Power BI XMLA entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Power BI XMLA data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Power BI XMLA API.