Data is at the heart of Power BI. Whenever you’re exploring data, creating charts and dashboards, asking questions with Q&A, all of those visualizations and answers you see are really getting their underlying data from a dataset. But where does that dataset come from? Well, from a data source.
In this article, we’re going to go over the different types of data sources you can connect to from the Power BI service. Keep in-mind, there are many other types of data sources you can get data from, too. But those might require first using Power BI Desktop or Excel’s advanced data query and modeling features. We’ll go into more about that later. For now, let’s look at the different types of data sources you can connect to right from your Power BI service site.