Combine multiple Gateway in single dataset/report
Currently, all data sources in a Power BI report/dataset, that are not on cloud, must be available in a single Gateway to work.
But if the datasources in the report are coming from different Gateways, that doesn't work. It is not possible to combine them for refresh.
Say I have a Sales Report. It connects to DB A, B and C.
DB A and B is configured in Gateway X
DB C is configured in Gateway Y.
The report creator have been provided access to all of them.
Now if I try to configure data refresh in PBI Service, it will not work. As none of the Gateway has all 3 DBs. The user can’t connect to DB A and B through Gateway X, and DB C through Gateway Y.
We have to configure all the DBs in the same Gateway to work.
Since in our organization, we have many datasources, and different teams control the access to them, it becomes troublesome, and lots of repetitive data sources has to be created that causes a governance and management headache.
Sean Richards commented
This idea should be far more popular than it is!
Han Tran commented
Yes, this change is critical to the adoption of PowerBI in our organization, we need the ability to connect to multiple data sources/DB.
Eleonore Quassivi commented
This is a great idea.
We use multiple PowerBI gateways to access data silos across several separate business units. These networks do not (and should not) route to each other for security reasons. However, we have a need to combine data from one system and match it with another. The lack of multi-gateway support for a single report/dataset makes this a cumbersome exercise. The ability to have multiple gateways for a single report, and be able to route a data source to a specific gateway would be an excellent feature enhancement.
This would be a good improvement!