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How to collect the data into one source?

I have multiple data sources that comes from diffrent software. Today I export each of data from these software services as Excel files and then visualze it in Power BI. 

Now I don't do this job manually anymore, I want to find a solution to automate it, ie. gather these data from these different software and then put in Power BI. What are those soultion I have here? 

 

Maybe one of these?

Power BI Dataflows

Power Automate

 

Or is the solution is to use Azure Data Factory and store it in Synapse and then from there connect to Power BI ?

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collinq
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Hi @selected_ ,

 

I guess you could use Dataflows or other techniques but you could just use Power BI - and connect to each data source and combine them as needed in Power BI.  You don't need an intermediate step.  If you want to do that functionality in a Dataflow you could (and that might be efficient if you have reasons to do so).  

Setting the refresh to run automatically in Power BI Service will keep the data updated.




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collinq
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Super User

Hi @selected_ ,

 

I guess you could use Dataflows or other techniques but you could just use Power BI - and connect to each data source and combine them as needed in Power BI.  You don't need an intermediate step.  If you want to do that functionality in a Dataflow you could (and that might be efficient if you have reasons to do so).  

Setting the refresh to run automatically in Power BI Service will keep the data updated.




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