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  1. Custom Connector as a Portable Library of Functions

    Currently, a custom connector requires a Data Source and a Authentication record associated to a function in order to be Published or exposed in the 'Get Data' dialog/window.
    This is perfectly fine for data sources, but if I want to create a custom connector that creates data using native M functions, like. List.Generate or List.Dates, then I shouldn't have to define a Data Source nor an Authentication which complicates things and is an unnecessary step for the end user.

    Here are 2 videos showcasing 2 functions that do not need any sort of authentication, but due to the way custom…

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    • Facebook workplace connector

      It would be good if we have a connector for the FB workplace or an App / Content pack.

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      • Twitter Connector

        Although there is now a solution template for connecting to twitter, the fact that this is part of Azure means that it is not feasible for all users.
        Can there be a simple connector that does not use Azure to give you the simple level of analytics that you get when you sign in to Twitter analytics around number of followers and tweet reach and impressions. Do not need the sentiment analysis. Like the google analytics connector

        2 votes
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        • LinkedIn analytics

          Can there be a connector for LinkedIn to pull in the information about posts reach and impressions. Similar to those provided as part of the LinkedIn analytics portal. All the options at the moment appear to be focused on connections, but the reach of post is as important in a B2B context.

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          • Create a connector directly to the instance of analysis services running under Power BI/Excel

            When you are running Power BI or Excel with a data model, there is an instance of Analysis Services running on your machine. You can connect to this using the standard Analysis Services connector, but figuring our the port number on localhost to connect to is hard, and it changes every time you run it, so you can not just refresh this connection. Create a custom connector that will always reliably connect to this instance.

            Use cases:
            1)I want to incrementally add data to my model vs refresh it entirely.
            2)I want to analyse differences between what was loaded from…

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            • teamwork

              A connection with teamwork would be very usefull!

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              • Data connector plugin issue.

                Most of time we do not have internet access on server to install data connector plugin. All plugin should be available in package. All third party plugin support should be available. Currently for teradata i need separate installation and so on.

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                • Endomondo AS datasource

                  It would be Nice to connect to the trainingapp Endomondo!

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                  • Need Power BI Connector to JIRA.

                    Need Power BI connector for JIRA, as the content pack available for JIRA doesn't have few important columns like, EPIC Linkage, Sprint Number which are important metrics for reporting.

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                    • Power Query / M support for loading STDOUT of scripts/exes as a refresh-able data source.

                      It would be very handy to support running an exe or script, and grabbing its output (stdout and stderr) as a refresh-able data source in Power Query/M. I have several instances today where I run PowerShell scripts, redirect output to a file, and then load the file into a data model with Power Query / M. This feature would allow me to skip the intermediate step.

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                      • OBIEE Connector

                        Create a custom connector where we can directly connect to OBIEE RPD and subject areas. The Metadata can be refreshed which can be easily used to build the reports & visualize the data in MSBI.

                        Thanks,
                        -Naveen

                        4 votes
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                          • Connecting Power BI to DFP and Eyereturn

                            Please add the ability to connect Power BI to digital campaign management tools used highest in Canada- Google DFP

                            (DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP), formerly called Google Dart, is an advertisement software as a service application run by Google.)

                            Also Eyereturn direct connector the way we connect to Facebook would help

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                            • mysql 5.1

                              Estou a 3 horas tentando conectar o power bi ao meu banco mysql 5.1 e nada.
                              Quero apresentar ao um cliente, mas o software não oferece uma interface fácil de conexão com base de dados, podia ser mais fácil e ja sugerir as versões dos bancos ao informar qual o meu banco mysql, o software ja devia trazer os drivers odbc ou ... para aquela versão e conectar.
                              Ai não existe nenhum tutorial no suporte para mysql 5.1, o suporte gratuito, passei o e-mail e senha que instalei o power bi e diz que não esta autorizado, é complicado, se…

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                              • Direct connection to Veeva Vault

                                Can we have a direct connector for Veeva Vault like we have for Salesforce and SAP? Veeva Vault supports REST API.
                                I am not sure how to connect to Veeva Vault's API using Power BI.

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                                • Custom Connector

                                  Create an M editor for Custom Connectors

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