Connect Power BI Desktop to OBIEE Reports using ODBC DSN Connection - Step-by-Step User Guide

Modified on Tue, 28 Aug, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Following is a general tutorial for connecting from Power BI Desktop Edition to OBIEE Reports through BI Connector as ODBC connection.



  1. Follow the Step-by-Step Installation Guide for BI Connector Desktop Edition for Microsoft Power BI to install and configure BI Connector on your PC.
  2. If you are using Microsoft Power BI Desktop June 2017 update or later, please refer to the following article to enable BI Connector in the Power BI Desktop.

    Power BI: BI Connector does not show up in Power BI Get Data Screen

Step 1: Launch Power BI. Select Get Data option.

Alternately, You can select Get Data Option,

 Step 2: In the Get Data dialog, scroll down and select ODBC.

Step 3: Now select the DSN name that you configured after installing BI Connector. Advanced Options are not necessary. 

NOTE: Create the DSN only under System DSN for connecting from PowerBI to BI Connector.

Click OK.

Step 4: Navigator window will open. Click on the Database name to connect to the required database.

Step 5: On Successful Connection, the list of Reports that you cached while managing the reports in the DSN  will be displayed. Select the required Report from the list.

Step 6: The list of Reports will be displayed just like a Table. Select a report and click on load.

Step 7: Drag and drop or select one or more fields to the join area.

Step 8: Choose the desired visualization and you have now successfully created your Power BI Visualization for OBIEE reports data.

Step 9: You will be asked to save the workbook locally. Enter the name for the workbook and save it.