Accessing I-Model with ODBC Driver and Power BI/ Excel

I'm trying to extract data using Power BI/Excel  from an i-model supplied by to me using the ODBC Driver.  I have installed the driver (1.6) but I am getting an authentication error. Do I need a license and installed version of MIcrostation to access the model. I would expect to just configure the DSN to point at the Imodel file. As I understand the model has been extracted with "Everyone"  security option set. The i-model has not been set to expire.

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  • Hi Paul,

    I am not sure whether this general Developers and Programming forum is the best place where to discuss i-model ODBC Driver issues, but unfortunately I am not sure what the right place should be. Maybe MicroStation or Product administration?

    I have installed the driver (1.6) but I am getting an authentication error.

    Did you try "something" like user/user combination?

    Do I need a license and installed version of MIcrostation to access the model.

    No, i-model ODBC Driver is independent and free software as far as I know.

    I would expect to just configure the DSN to point at the Imodel file.

    Yes, but honestly, i-model ODBC driver has never been great and perfect piece of software. It has its own license (as you can see when you will start License Management Tool), but the license is available automatically.

    BTW Did you read Bentley_iModel_ODBC_Driver_UserManual.pdf available in the driver folder?

    With regards,

      Jan

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  • Hi Paul,

    I am not sure whether this general Developers and Programming forum is the best place where to discuss i-model ODBC Driver issues, but unfortunately I am not sure what the right place should be. Maybe MicroStation or Product administration?

    I have installed the driver (1.6) but I am getting an authentication error.

    Did you try "something" like user/user combination?

    Do I need a license and installed version of MIcrostation to access the model.

    No, i-model ODBC Driver is independent and free software as far as I know.

    I would expect to just configure the DSN to point at the Imodel file.

    Yes, but honestly, i-model ODBC driver has never been great and perfect piece of software. It has its own license (as you can see when you will start License Management Tool), but the license is available automatically.

    BTW Did you read Bentley_iModel_ODBC_Driver_UserManual.pdf available in the driver folder?

    With regards,

      Jan

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