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The PowerBI Designer is missing integration with the Data Catalog and there is no online search functionality. The data catalog is a core component of the reporting solution so let me use it with the Power BI Designer
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Checking w/ the team where this is at.

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Connect Power BI designer to the Data Catalog. I would like to Get Data from data sources in the catalog

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It has to. The data catalog is the glue hat can bind an *enterprise* BI strategy together. What's the point if your flagship BI tool doesn't know what it is? It's demoralising to see something like this scratching around on 40 something votes whilst the ability to write custom DAX is polling 250 (which is more than the total number of people worldwide that have bothered to learn DAX).

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It has to. The data catalog is the glue hat can bind an *enterprise* BI strategy together. What's the point if your flagship BI tool doesn't know what it is? It's demoralising to see something like this scratching around on 40 something votes whilst the ability to write custom DAX is polling 250 (which is more than the total number of people worldwide that have bothered to learn DAX).

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Connect Power BI designer to the Data Catalog. I would like to Get Data from data sources in the catalog

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Since you are integrating Power Query in the PowerBI Designer, all features from the Excel version, including the Data Catalog, should be ported over. Unless of course the intention is to have PowerView parity between Excel and the Designer and you are planning on keeping the PowerQuery advanced features exclusive to Excel in order to differentiate the products; what should not happen though is that Excel gets fewer features than PowerBI Designer. A clear statement on what the future of Excel PowerQuery / PowerView is vis a vis the PowerBI Designer would probably help a lot in clearing up the confusion around these two tools.