Connect to a Google BigQuery database in Power BI Desktop

In Power BI Desktop, you can connect to a Google BigQuery database and use the underlying data just like any other data source in Power BI Desktop.

Connect to Google BigQuery

To connect to a Google BigQuery database select Get Data from the Home ribbon in Power BI Desktop. Select Database from the categories on the left, and you see Google BigQuery.

Get Data dialog for Google BigQuery

In the Google BigQuery window that appears, sign in to your Google BigQuery account and select Connect.

Sign in to Google BigQuery

When you're signed in, you see the following window indicated you've been authenticated.

Signed in to Google

Once you successfully connect, a Navigator window appears and displays the data available on the server, from which you can select one or multiple elements to import and use in Power BI Desktop.

Data from Google BigQuery

Considerations and Limitations

There are a few limits and considerations to keep in mind with the Google BigQuery connector:

  • The Google BigQuery connector is available in Power BI Desktop and in the Power BI service. In the Power BI service, the connector can be accessed using the Cloud-to-Cloud connection from Power BI to Google BigQuery.

For more detailed information about connecting to Google BigQuery, see the Power Query article that describes the connector in detail.

Next steps

There are all sorts of data you can connect to using Power BI Desktop. For more information on data sources, check out the following resources: