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KG1
Resolver I
Resolver I

Error when connecting to Salesforce Reports to create data model

Hi I am trying to create a data model by connecting to saleforce reports that have been created by our client. (It isn't an option for us to connect to the Objects instead of Reports)

 

Most of the reports load fine into the data model but the data wont load when there is a chart that has been added to the report.

 

Error message

DataSource.Error: Web.Contents failed to get contents from 'https://  (Web Address)     includeDetails=true' (501): Not Implemented

 

Is there any way that PowerBi can ignore the chart at the top of the Salesforce Report and just load the data columns?

 

Apologies for the non-techncial language but I am new to PowerBi

 

Many Thanks

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Jayendran
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @KG1 ,

 

I dont think so from powerbi you can ignore the chart at the top of the salesforce report.

 

Can you try to find an API/ODATA to access the data column from the salesforce ?

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ReportMaster
Post Patron
Post Patron

Hi @KG1 were you able to find a solution? As a workaround, maybe you can try to test your connection with a 3rd party connector. I've tried windsor.ai, supermetrics and funnel.io. I stayed with windsor because it is much cheaper so just to let you know other options. In case you wonder, to make the connection first search for the Salesforce connector in the data sources list:

 

SALESFORCE-1.png

 

After that, just grant access to your Salesforce account using your credentials, then on preview and destination page you will see a preview of your Salesforce fields:

 

SALESFORCE-2.png

 

There just select the fields you need. It is also compatible with custom fields and custom objects, so you'll be able to export them through windsor.  Finally, just select PBI as your data destination and finally just copy and paste the url on PBI --> Get Data --> Web --> Paste the url. 

 

 

 

 

SELECT_DESTINATION_NEW.png

Jayendran
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @KG1 ,

 

I dont think so from powerbi you can ignore the chart at the top of the salesforce report.

 

Can you try to find an API/ODATA to access the data column from the salesforce ?

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