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sujeesh
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How to connect Azure DevOps REST API in to power bi

Hi,

I am new to this power bi. Can someone please tell me how to connect the Azure Devops REST API into the power bi.

The API I am trying to connect is "https://vsrm.dev.azure.com/****/_apis/release/definitions?api-version=5.1".

 

Thanks & Regards,

Sujeesh

2 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS
artemus
Employee
Employee

= VSTS.Contents(<your url>)

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Oh, that isn't zip I think. It should be JSON. Just apply the line I gave in the previous post of the zip function. The zip function is useful if you want to download a bunch of files out of git. I did this myself once to do a git blame summary

 

This is what your query should look like:

 

 

let
    Source = VSTS.Contents("https://vsrm.dev.azure.com/fe-tfs/_apis/release/definitions?api-version=5.1"),
    #"Imported JSON" = Table.FromRecords(Json.Document(Source,65001)[value])
in
    #"Imported JSON"

 

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Yishai
Regular Visitor

THANK YOU!!!!  I'm now able to connect to an online zipped database in Power BI, and now I'm a serious data badass.

 

Thank you 🙏

Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi All,

 

Can someone please tell me how to connect the Azure Devops REST API into the power bi.

 

POST https://dev.azure.com/{organization}/{project}/_apis/test/Results/testhistory?api-version=6.0-previe...

 

Thanks,

Himanshu Jain

artemus
Employee
Employee

If you need to unzip any files that you get use this function, the other ones I've seen online don't work with devops:

 

// Unzip
(ZIPFile) => 
let
    ushort = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger16, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
    uint = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger32, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
    EDOCfn = BinaryFormat.Record([
        ZipContent = BinaryFormat.Binary(Binary.Length(ZIPFile) - 22),
        Magic = uint,
        DiskNum = ushort,
        CDirectoryDiskId = ushort,
        CDirectoryRecordCountOnDisk = ushort,
        CDirectoryRecordCount = ushort,
        SizeOfCentralDirectory = uint,
        CentralDirectoryOffset = uint,
        CommendLength = ushort
    ]),
    EDOC = EDOCfn(ZIPFile),
    BeforeCentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Binary(EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset]),
    CentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Length(BinaryFormat.Record(
        [
            ZipContent = BeforeCentralDirectory,
            Items = BinaryFormat.List(BinaryFormat.Record(
                [
                    Magic = uint,
                    CurrentVersion = ushort,
                    MinVersion = ushort,
                    Flags = ushort,
                    CompressionMethod = ushort,
                    FileModificationTime = ushort,
                    FileModificationDate = ushort,
                    CRC32 = uint,
                    BinarySize = uint,
                    FileSize   = uint,
                    FileInfo = BinaryFormat.Choice(
                    BinaryFormat.Record(
                        [
                            Len = ushort,
                            FieldsLen = ushort,
                            FileCommentLength = ushort,
                            Disk = ushort,
                            InternalFileAttr = ushort,
                            ExternalAttr = uint,
                            PosOfFileHeader = uint
                        ]),
                    (fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
                        [
                            FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
                            Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen]),
                            FileComment = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[FileCommentLength], TextEncoding.Ascii),
                            Disk = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
                            InternalFileAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
                            ExternalAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[InternalFileAttr]),
                            PosOfFileHeader = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[PosOfFileHeader])
                        ])
                    )
                ]), 
                EDOC[CDirectoryRecordCount]
            )
        ]), 
        EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset] + EDOC[SizeOfCentralDirectory]),  
    Contents = List.Transform(
        CentralDirectory(ZIPFile)[Items],
            (cdEntry) => 
                let
                    ZipEntry = BinaryFormat.Record(
                    [
                        PreviousData = BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[FileInfo][PosOfFileHeader]), 
                        Magic = uint,
                        ZipVersion = ushort,
                        ZipFlags = ushort,
                        CompressionMethod = ushort,
                        FileModificationTime = ushort,
                        FileModificationDate = ushort,
                        CRC32 = uint, 
                        BinarySize = uint,
                        FileSize   = uint,
                        FileName = BinaryFormat.Choice(
                            BinaryFormat.Record(
                                [
                                    Len = ushort,
                                    FieldsLen = ushort
                                ]),
                            (fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
                                [
                                    FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
                                    Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen])
                                ]) 
                        ),
                        FileContent = BinaryFormat.Transform(
                            BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[BinarySize]), 
                            each Binary.Decompress(_, Compression.Deflate)
                        )
                    ])(ZIPFile)
                in
                    [FileName=ZipEntry[FileName][FileName], Content=ZipEntry[FileContent]]
    )
in
    Contents
StephenF
Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

What do you mean, dont work with dev ops?

 

Could you show an example that will work with this URL?

 

https://www.propertypriceregister.ie/website/npsra/ppr/npsra-ppr.nsf/Downloads/PPR-ALL.zip/$FILE/PPR...

@artemus - Is this function posted on its own anywhere?  Otherwise, my follow up question is what causes the error (the number below appears to be equal to what I'm getting for the length of the zip file in lbendlin's zip function😞

There was a problem reading the binary format at position 7843840. The end of the input was reached before the value could be read.

 The zip file contains csv and json files where some filenames contain characters like "é" which appear as "�" in Power Query.  Could those be causing the above error?

You are probably using a ZIP64 arcieve, which I didn't implement here.

Hi Artemus,

it would be great if you could also give the whole world a 64-bit unzip function 🙂 !! 
In my case, downloading data from uncompressed eurostat databases becomes a huge problem (very slow).
On the other hand, Eurostat returns zip files in 64bit at the speed of light.
many thanks if you can work magic... !

Hi @artemus , any chance you have the code for decompressing zip64 files? Thanks

Thank you.  Much appreciated.  I will continue investigating to see if I can figure it out.

This worked excellent tfor what i needed and in fact did in in powerquery for excel before migrating to PowerBI. I will admit to just copy-pasting and filling in my details so i dont understand the storage aspect. Where does the zip file go? is it simply downloaded, extracted and discarded or am i missing it altogether.

Thank you for the reply. As per the above solution, i tried the below function. but i get the error as below

 

DataFormat.Error: There was a problem reading the binary format at position 167780. The end of the input was reached before the value could be read.

 

Please correct me if i have done any changes incorrectly.

 

let
ZIPFile = VSTS.Contents ("https://vsrm.dev.azure.com/fe-tfs/_apis/release/releases?api-version=5.1"),
// Unzip
ushort = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger16, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
uint = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger32, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
EDOCfn = BinaryFormat.Record([
ZipContent = BinaryFormat.Binary(Binary.Length(ZIPFile) - 22),
Magic = uint,
DiskNum = ushort,
CDirectoryDiskId = ushort,
CDirectoryRecordCountOnDisk = ushort,
CDirectoryRecordCount = ushort,
SizeOfCentralDirectory = uint,
CentralDirectoryOffset = uint,
CommendLength = ushort
]),
EDOC = EDOCfn(ZIPFile),
BeforeCentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Binary(EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset]),
CentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Length(BinaryFormat.Record(
[
ZipContent = BeforeCentralDirectory,
Items = BinaryFormat.List(BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Magic = uint,
CurrentVersion = ushort,
MinVersion = ushort,
Flags = ushort,
CompressionMethod = ushort,
FileModificationTime = ushort,
FileModificationDate = ushort,
CRC32 = uint,
BinarySize = uint,
FileSize = uint,
FileInfo = BinaryFormat.Choice(
BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Len = ushort,
FieldsLen = ushort,
FileCommentLength = ushort,
Disk = ushort,
InternalFileAttr = ushort,
ExternalAttr = uint,
PosOfFileHeader = uint
]),
(fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
[
FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen]),
FileComment = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[FileCommentLength], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Disk = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
InternalFileAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
ExternalAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[InternalFileAttr]),
PosOfFileHeader = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[PosOfFileHeader])
])
)
]),
EDOC[CDirectoryRecordCount]
)
]),
EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset] + EDOC[SizeOfCentralDirectory]),
Contents = List.Transform(
CentralDirectory(ZIPFile)[Items],
(cdEntry) =>
let
ZipEntry = BinaryFormat.Record(
[
PreviousData = BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[FileInfo][PosOfFileHeader]),
Magic = uint,
ZipVersion = ushort,
ZipFlags = ushort,
CompressionMethod = ushort,
FileModificationTime = ushort,
FileModificationDate = ushort,
CRC32 = uint,
BinarySize = uint,
FileSize = uint,
FileName = BinaryFormat.Choice(
BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Len = ushort,
FieldsLen = ushort
]),
(fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
[
FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen])
])
),
FileContent = BinaryFormat.Transform(
BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[BinarySize]),
each Binary.Decompress(_, Compression.Deflate)
)
])(ZIPFile)
in
[FileName=ZipEntry[FileName][FileName], Content=ZipEntry[FileContent]]
)
in
Contents

 

 


Genius!!!!! 

 

I applied for Web.Contents and works!!! 

 

let
ZIPFile = Web.Contents ("https://www4.bcb.gov.br/fis/cosif/cont/plano/PLANODECONTASCONSORCIOSADM.ZIP"),
// Unzip
ushort = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger16, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
uint = BinaryFormat.ByteOrder(BinaryFormat.UnsignedInteger32, ByteOrder.LittleEndian),
EDOCfn = BinaryFormat.Record([
ZipContent = BinaryFormat.Binary(Binary.Length(ZIPFile) - 22),
Magic = uint,
DiskNum = ushort,
CDirectoryDiskId = ushort,
CDirectoryRecordCountOnDisk = ushort,
CDirectoryRecordCount = ushort,
SizeOfCentralDirectory = uint,
CentralDirectoryOffset = uint,
CommendLength = ushort
]),
EDOC = EDOCfn(ZIPFile),
BeforeCentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Binary(EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset]),
CentralDirectory = BinaryFormat.Length(BinaryFormat.Record(
[
ZipContent = BeforeCentralDirectory,
Items = BinaryFormat.List(BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Magic = uint,
CurrentVersion = ushort,
MinVersion = ushort,
Flags = ushort,
CompressionMethod = ushort,
FileModificationTime = ushort,
FileModificationDate = ushort,
CRC32 = uint,
BinarySize = uint,
FileSize = uint,
FileInfo = BinaryFormat.Choice(
BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Len = ushort,
FieldsLen = ushort,
FileCommentLength = ushort,
Disk = ushort,
InternalFileAttr = ushort,
ExternalAttr = uint,
PosOfFileHeader = uint
]),
(fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
[
FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen]),
FileComment = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[FileCommentLength], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Disk = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
InternalFileAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[Disk]),
ExternalAttr = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[InternalFileAttr]),
PosOfFileHeader = BinaryFormat.Transform(BinaryFormat.Null, each fileInfo[PosOfFileHeader])
])
)
]),
EDOC[CDirectoryRecordCount]
)
]),
EDOC[CentralDirectoryOffset] + EDOC[SizeOfCentralDirectory]),
Contents = List.Transform(
CentralDirectory(ZIPFile)[Items],
(cdEntry) =>
let
ZipEntry = BinaryFormat.Record(
[
PreviousData = BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[FileInfo][PosOfFileHeader]),
Magic = uint,
ZipVersion = ushort,
ZipFlags = ushort,
CompressionMethod = ushort,
FileModificationTime = ushort,
FileModificationDate = ushort,
CRC32 = uint,
BinarySize = uint,
FileSize = uint,
FileName = BinaryFormat.Choice(
BinaryFormat.Record(
[
Len = ushort,
FieldsLen = ushort
]),
(fileInfo) => BinaryFormat.Record(
[
FileName = BinaryFormat.Text(fileInfo[Len], TextEncoding.Ascii),
Fields = BinaryFormat.Binary(fileInfo[FieldsLen])
])
),
FileContent = BinaryFormat.Transform(
BinaryFormat.Binary(cdEntry[BinarySize]),
each Binary.Decompress(_, Compression.Deflate)
)
])(ZIPFile)
in
[FileName=ZipEntry[FileName][FileName], Content=ZipEntry[FileContent]]
),
Contents1 = Contents{0},
Content = Contents1[Content],
#"CSV importado" = Csv.Document(Content,[Delimiter=";", Columns=10, Encoding=1252, QuoteStyle=QuoteStyle.None]),
#"Encabezados promovidos" = Table.PromoteHeaders(#"CSV importado", [PromoteAllScalars=true]),
#"Tipo cambiado" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(#"Encabezados promovidos",{{"#PLANO", type text}, {"COD_CONTA", Int64.Type}, {"NOME_CONTA", type text}, {"DT_INI_VIGEN", Int64.Type}, {"DT_FIM_VIGEN", Int64.Type}, {"NATUREZA", type text}, {"DOC_CD", Int64.Type}, {"SEGMENTO", type text}, {"NUM_DE_COLUNAS", type text}, {"CTA_GRUPO", Int64.Type}})
in
#"Tipo cambiado"

Oh, that isn't zip I think. It should be JSON. Just apply the line I gave in the previous post of the zip function. The zip function is useful if you want to download a bunch of files out of git. I did this myself once to do a git blame summary

 

This is what your query should look like:

 

 

let
    Source = VSTS.Contents("https://vsrm.dev.azure.com/fe-tfs/_apis/release/definitions?api-version=5.1"),
    #"Imported JSON" = Table.FromRecords(Json.Document(Source,65001)[value])
in
    #"Imported JSON"

 

hello, 

please can you give an example on how to use the zip function

thank you

Create a new blank Query, name it Unzip. Then open the advanced editor and paste the contents of the Unzip function. Then in a new query, go to your binary data. Add a custom step, and put Unzip(previousStep)

Thank you my friend. It worked😀

Hi Sujeesh,

I am also facing a similar kind of issue. I believe it's a syntax error. 

 

Expression.syntaxError: Token Eof expected

 

= VSTS.Contents("https://dev.azure.com/****/*****/***** Pod/_apis/work/teamsettings/iterations/*******/capacities?api-version=6.0"),
#"Import Json" = Table.FromRecords(Json.Document(Source,65001)[value])
In
#"Import Json"

 

 

artemus
Employee
Employee

= VSTS.Contents(<your url>)

Thank you for clarifying my doubts. It worked

I got the result as a JSON file. Can you tell me how to convert this JSON file as a table so that I can use this data in my chart

 

Please find the screenshotPower bi.png

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