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Tom_Langeveld
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Connect PoweBI to a live POS system

Hi there,

 

I'm on my internship and want to build a dashboard based on the live data of the company. However, I am new to power BI and I do not know how to connect POS systems real-time data to power BI. Is this possible? I'm used to working with csv data or a SQL database, but those datasets aren't live. Can anyone help me with this?

 

POS system is an older version of NCR Counterpoint SQL - 8.4.6

 

 

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v-yangliu-msft
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Hi  @Tom_Langeveld ,

 

Your data source is not an official PBI supported data source, consider using the ODBC plug-in as a bridge to connect, please refer to this document to use PBI to connect to ODBC connector

Power Query ODBC connector - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

 

For ODBC connection support for NCR Counterpoint SQL data sources, you can do your own search and research, or refer to these documents

shipscience.com

counterpoint.knowledgebase.co

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @Tom_Langeveld ,

 

Your data source is not an official PBI supported data source, consider using the ODBC plug-in as a bridge to connect, please refer to this document to use PBI to connect to ODBC connector

Power Query ODBC connector - Power Query | Microsoft Learn

 

For ODBC connection support for NCR Counterpoint SQL data sources, you can do your own search and research, or refer to these documents

shipscience.com

counterpoint.knowledgebase.co

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Is that POS capable of issuing HTTP calls?  If yes you could push rows into a streaming hybrid semantic model and then create reports and dashboards off that.

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