Data Sources

With Power BI Desktop, you can connect to data from many different sources. For a full list of available data sources, see Power BI data sources.

You connect to data by using the Home ribbon. To show the Most Common data types menu, select the Get data button label or the down arrow.

To go to the Get Data dialog box, show the Most Common data types menu and select More. You can also bring up the Get Data dialog box (and bypass the Most Common menu) by selecting the Get Data icon directly.

The Get Data dialog box organizes data types in the following categories:

  • All

  • File

  • Database

  • Power Platform

  • Azure

  • Online Services

  • Other

The All category includes all data connection types from all categories.

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