How to connect POWER BI with SAP Business One Software?
I come across this post and am wondering if you have found a solution to this use case? If yes, would you mind to share some hints?
My understanding is that Power BI is like Excel as a reporting tool to B1. You can connect Power BI to the SQL/HANA database and do more modeling once the data is loaded to Power BI. But I am not aware of any pre-defined Power BI Content Packs by Microsoft that one can just plug-and-play. You may have to look at some 3rd party add-ons, if there is, please do share the info; or you may need to build your own model.
Hi @Anonymous ,
I used the SQL Server data source in Power BI.
The following link may help you. Tutorial: Connect to on-premises data in SQL Server
Cheers and good luck,
Thank you for sharing.
I have some reports and dashboards using Excel pivot tables which retrieve data from B1 using SQL queries and ODBC connections (for budgeting, sales, and warehouse operations). I find Power BI a good option to replace these Excel files for key users considering the mobility benefits Power BI offers.
For my curiosity, how do you find this PBI and B1 combined solution so far for you? And if you don't mind, would you please share if you are from a B1/Power BI partner's or an end cusotmer's perspective?
I would suggest you try out the SAP connectors. If you have the permission to connect to the database directly, you also can give it a try.
Hello Dale @v-jiascu-msft,
You are not replying to the question to connect to SAP Busines One. Basically SAP Business One runs with a Microsoft SQL database.
Could you please advise?
Thank you and regards,
As we can see from the Power BI Desktop, there isn't a connector like "SAP business one". So my suggestion is connecting to the database directly. You also can try other connectors that the SAP Business One can provide. For example, sapbusinessone/odata/.
Please note: I'm not a professional of SAP. I can only provide some suggestions.
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