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cottrera
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Scrape web with login

Hi

 

Is it possible yet to scrape a web with muptiple pages that has a log in .

 

Thanks

 

RIchard

 

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v-cgao-msft
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Hi @cottrera ,

 

1. This is possible. You can create a custom connector to connect to data sources that Power BI Desktop may not yet support. This approach allows you to use your own logic and has multiple credential options such as Windows, basic, API Key and database authentication.

However, this method has a longer and more difficult learning curve.

 

2. You can ask the website developer if there is an API available, which is the recommended method.

 

3. Finally there is another way to export this data regularly with the help of Python and some libraries and then import it into PowerBI.

 

Best Regards,
Gao

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If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

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cottrera
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Thank You Gao for your quick response and a choice of ways to approach this

v-cgao-msft
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Hi @cottrera ,

 

1. This is possible. You can create a custom connector to connect to data sources that Power BI Desktop may not yet support. This approach allows you to use your own logic and has multiple credential options such as Windows, basic, API Key and database authentication.

However, this method has a longer and more difficult learning curve.

 

2. You can ask the website developer if there is an API available, which is the recommended method.

 

3. Finally there is another way to export this data regularly with the help of Python and some libraries and then import it into PowerBI.

 

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly. If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

How to get your questions answered quickly --  How to provide sample data in the Power BI Forum

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