November 11, 2019
I’ve been continuing to receive a very positive response on my custom connector project inspite of the release in August of PowerBi’s native support for DirectQuery. The reason being: similar to my own employer Finexio, there is a large number of startups depending on Heroku as an infrastructure platform.
The primary issue being that when you attempt to make the connection in PowerBI using the native PostgreSQL connector, it depends on a certificate to make the connection secure.
August 20, 2019
In something of a completely unexpected but very happy twist of events, the PowerBI team has decided to include an update to the native PostgreSQL connector which allows for (Beta) DirectQuery support.
More info here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2019-feature-summary/#postgresql
PostgreSQL native integration update As a result, I have committed some of my latest changes and published my first “dev” release here: https://github.com/sgoley/DirectQuery-for-ODBC-in-PowerBI/releases/tag/v0.1-beta
However, as a result of this news, I’ll most likely ceasing updating the project in general until I get further updates around the features that will be supported in PowerBI’s native connector.
June 15, 2019
Table of Contents # TLDR Postgres DSN Custom Connector for ODBC DirectQuery Enterprise Gateway ** Safety Briefing, this being a PowerBI custom connector, this is entirely focused on a Windows centric walkthrough as I’m not currently working with either a Linux or Mac OS environment. Not discriminating, just not available to me at this time. **
TLDR # I was recently put in the situation of finding a way to reduce refresh time on a PowerBi embedded instance.