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This tutorial demonstrates how to connect to the MongoDB Connector for BI using Microsoft Power BI Desktop.

Prerequisites

Procedure

1

Start Power BI Desktop.

2

Select an ODBC Data Source Name

From the Home screen:

  1. Select the Get Data tab.

  2. Click More…

    Screenshot of Power BI list of data sources
  3. Select ODBC from the list of data sources and click Connect.

    Screenshot of Power BI list of data sources
  4. Select your ODBC data source name from the list and click OK.

    Screenshot of Power BI list of data sources
3

Select the Data to Work With

The Power BI Navigator shows a list of databases. Select a database and one or more collections to work with. A preview of your data appears to the right.

Screenshot of Power BI list of data sources

Click Load when your selection is complete.

4

Begin Working with Power BI

Your selected data is available for use with Power BI’s visualization tools.