To ensure that a connection can be made to Power BI, users should check that the 'SQL Browser' service is running and that their computer's OLE DB provider client libraries are up to date.
Additionally, users should make sure that the dataset they are trying to access has a data model and that they have recently used the Analyze in Excel feature.
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Microsoft Power BI Community Forums provides users with help with their data connection issues, such as an unexpected error message when updating a data connection with 10,000 rows and 9 columns. The issue was solved by removing complex calculated columns and replacing them with a single INDEX column that uses two EARLIER clauses. Additionally, users can use the LOOKUPVALUE and index command to find what they need.
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Not all data sources have dedicated articles detailing their connection settings or configuration. For many data sources and non-Microsoft connectors, connection options may vary between Power BI Desktop, and Manage…
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Ensure that the server is running . (Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AppLocal.AdomdClient) Unable to read data from the transport connection : An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. (System) An existing connection was…
A connection cannot be made. Ensure that the server is running