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hirdesh19
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How to integrate REST API which has dynamic value in URL

I am very new to PowerBI, I want to add REST API like /API/{TicketId}/audit.json  here {Ticketid} should be dynamic and filled from another API  /API/Ticket.json

is this type of integration possible in Power BI, if yes please let guide me on this

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Eric_Zhang
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@hirdesh19

You could try to add a custom column to call the REST API with the TicketId. See a demo with Facebook APIs. However such kind of dataset is not supporting data refresh in Power BI Service.

 

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let
    Source = Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://graph.facebook.com/v2.9/me/friends?access_token=EAACEdEose0cBAHnSLXCAclB4u3BbsLAu5IZC9P4iSGtENh8sp6cXMxLKsxVlsqyAxT2ornkzd4w0zoQKZCXJYA2PbJ1lxEl9v1TUNYgx7j6pfn8nC1HT6cZBi8vZAVJil2jJx8NZBUdAvw6YZCl2mec3AEvQRnFV1zdTvryMOobBmgs0pYVJ4l1U0YFWHoNeEZD&debug=all&format=json&method=get&pretty=0&suppress")),
    data = Source[data],
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(data, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
    #"Expanded Column1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Column1", {"name", "id"}, {"Column1.name", "Column1.id"}),
    #"Renamed Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(#"Expanded Column1",{{"Column1.name", "friendName"}, {"Column1.id", "friendID"}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Renamed Columns", "Custom", each Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://graph.facebook.com/v2.9/"&[friendID]&"?access_token=EAACEdEose0cBAHnSLXCAclB4u3BbsLAu5IZC9P4iSGtENh8sp6cXMxLKsxVlsqyAxT2ornkzd4w0zoQKZCXJYA2PbJ1lxEl9v1TUNYgx7j6pfn8nC1HT6cZBi8vZAVJil2jJx8NZBUdAvw6YZCl2mec3AEvQRnFV1zdTvryMOobBmgs0pYVJ4l1U0YFWHoNeEZD&debug=all&fields=about&format=json&method=get&pretty=0&suppress_http_code=1"))),
    #"Expanded Custom" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Added Custom", "Custom", {"about"}, {"Custom.about"})
in
    #"Expanded Custom"

 

By the way, for me, when interact with complex REST APIs, I'd create an external console application to call whatever API needed and save the data in some file and database. The file and database can be refreshed by scheduling the external app running in a certain interval. Then things can be very easy when connecting from Power BI to a file or database.

 

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Eric_Zhang
Employee
Employee

@hirdesh19

You could try to add a custom column to call the REST API with the TicketId. See a demo with Facebook APIs. However such kind of dataset is not supporting data refresh in Power BI Service.

 

Capture.PNG

let
    Source = Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://graph.facebook.com/v2.9/me/friends?access_token=EAACEdEose0cBAHnSLXCAclB4u3BbsLAu5IZC9P4iSGtENh8sp6cXMxLKsxVlsqyAxT2ornkzd4w0zoQKZCXJYA2PbJ1lxEl9v1TUNYgx7j6pfn8nC1HT6cZBi8vZAVJil2jJx8NZBUdAvw6YZCl2mec3AEvQRnFV1zdTvryMOobBmgs0pYVJ4l1U0YFWHoNeEZD&debug=all&format=json&method=get&pretty=0&suppress")),
    data = Source[data],
    #"Converted to Table" = Table.FromList(data, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
    #"Expanded Column1" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Column1", {"name", "id"}, {"Column1.name", "Column1.id"}),
    #"Renamed Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(#"Expanded Column1",{{"Column1.name", "friendName"}, {"Column1.id", "friendID"}}),
    #"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Renamed Columns", "Custom", each Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://graph.facebook.com/v2.9/"&[friendID]&"?access_token=EAACEdEose0cBAHnSLXCAclB4u3BbsLAu5IZC9P4iSGtENh8sp6cXMxLKsxVlsqyAxT2ornkzd4w0zoQKZCXJYA2PbJ1lxEl9v1TUNYgx7j6pfn8nC1HT6cZBi8vZAVJil2jJx8NZBUdAvw6YZCl2mec3AEvQRnFV1zdTvryMOobBmgs0pYVJ4l1U0YFWHoNeEZD&debug=all&fields=about&format=json&method=get&pretty=0&suppress_http_code=1"))),
    #"Expanded Custom" = Table.ExpandRecordColumn(#"Added Custom", "Custom", {"about"}, {"Custom.about"})
in
    #"Expanded Custom"

 

By the way, for me, when interact with complex REST APIs, I'd create an external console application to call whatever API needed and save the data in some file and database. The file and database can be refreshed by scheduling the external app running in a certain interval. Then things can be very easy when connecting from Power BI to a file or database.

 

Anonymous
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Hi @Eric_Zhang ,

Really thanks for your helpful reply. But I have a question what does it mean by not support data refresh in Power BI Service? It won't get new data when we refresh the report or what?

Hope to get explain from you,

Thank you.

Thanks,  Eric  This work for me.

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