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hadesmtl
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How to extract report data elements programmatically

Hey PowerBI experts, 

 

We have an website that presents sports data originally coming from a commercial API that we purchased. We are storing the teams, players and stats information in a database that we own and control. 

 

We now need to create and display advanced stats (complex calculations, auto-updated rankings for various stats categories etc.). Lots of this could be done in minutes using powerbi reports compaired to losts of custom development for each new data element.

 

What we are wondering is, is there a way to get a report's content via some kind of API? We can't have human interaction and we wouldn't be able to keep up. Can't seem to find any documentation that indicated that this is possible.  Any ideas appreciated.

 

Thx

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v-shex-msft
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Hi @hadesmtl,

According to your description, it seems like you want to accurately interact with these records. For this scenario, I think the basic export data api may not be suitable for your requirement. 

I'd like to suggest you take a look at the following document about connection to the power bi service dataset with XMLA endpoint:

Dataset connectivity and management with the XMLA endpoint in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @hadesmtl,

According to your description, it seems like you want to accurately interact with these records. For this scenario, I think the basic export data api may not be suitable for your requirement. 

I'd like to suggest you take a look at the following document about connection to the power bi service dataset with XMLA endpoint:

Dataset connectivity and management with the XMLA endpoint in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.
lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Read about doing queries against XMLA endpoints.

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