Data is at the heart of Power BI. Whenever youâ€™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, weâ€™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 Excelâ€™s advanced data query and modeling features. Weâ€™ll go into more about that later. For now, letâ€™s look at the different types of data sources you can connect to right from your Power BI service site.