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ahpitre2
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Alteryx as a data source

Is there a way Power BI can connect to an Alteryx Workflow? All that I have found so far is installing the Publish to Power BI addon on Alteryx Designer and have workflow send data to Power BI. What I really want is the opposite, say, select Alteryx data flow as my source in Power BI Desktop and then build my Dashboard. Having Alteryx push the data to Power BI is cumbersome and takes more time to develop as you need to set your Alteryx workflow to export to Power BI and also deal with permissions, logins, etc.

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Re: Alteryx as a data source

@ahpitre2 ,

 

To achieve data from Alteryx workflow, you may refer to steps in blog below:

https://help.alteryx.com/2018.2/PublishToPowerBI.htm

 

Regards,

Jimmy Tao

ahpitre2
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Re: Alteryx as a data source

Thanks for the tip. The issue with the Publish to Power BI approach is that it only works on Power BI Service (Cloud), not on Prem (Power BI Reporting Server). Also, it requires you to 1st publish your workflow as a Power BI Cloud table/dataset, and then create your Power BI Dashboard based on published table/dataset. This is too convoluted and there are security issues to address. It would be much simpler if Alteryx workflow could just be used as a Data Source, that way you just use Power BI Desktop, select your data source and create your dashboard. I wonder if this is an Alteryx issue that they don't want to create a true connector/driver, or maybe it's Microsoft's way of pushing clients to adopt Power Flow which directly competes with Alteryx.

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Re: Alteryx as a data source

@ahpitre2 ,

 

I would suggest you create an idea here to help power bi improve.

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

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