Connecting PowerBI to Lyftron
In this article, we will show you how to connect PowerBI to Lyftron.
NOTE: Lyftron emulates Microsoft SQL Server, therefore a built-in SQL Server provider is sufficient to connect to Lyftron.
PowerBI documentation is available in Microsoft online help.
Step 1: Open PowerBI and select Microsoft SQL Server
If you have not started the PowerBI yet, open it. Under the "Get Data" section, please select the SQL Server option.
A new dialog opens.
Step 2: Enter server name taken from Lyftron Dashboard
Into a "Server" textbox enter the Lyftron server name and select a "DirectQuery" option. You can leave the "Database" textbox empty.
Step 3: Choose a database and desired tables or views
From the left menu in PowerBI choose desired tables or views and start exploring your data with PowerBI.
Step 4: Choose query mode
Notice that thanks to Lyftron the "DirectQuery" mode is always available, so only results of your queries are transferred.
Step 5: Optionally examine your data model
Step 6: Start building your reports
That concludes the steps required to connect and use PowerBI with Lyftron.