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grooble Frequent Visitor
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Get Facebook comments

I have a Power BI query that is getting a lot of useful information from our company's Facebook page for reporting.

Each row of the table is a single post and has fields like id, date, type, no. of likes, ave. view time, and more.

I would now like to get user comments to posts in a comments table.

There is a many to one relationship between the post table and the comments table as any one post may have multiple comments.


I think the steps will be as follows:


1) GET POSTS: this is a simplified url that works. Put in your own [page_id] to test it on the Facebook API Graph Explorer.[page_id]/posts?fields=id,message,created_time

*This step is completed in Power BI and works*


2) Using the [id] from the GET POSTS query above,

GET COMMENTS:[id]/comments

The Facebook Graph Explorer gives me comments and a pagination link, so I believe this is correct.


How do I populate a comments table based on calling the COMMENTS url on every [id] in the POSTS table?

Community Support Team
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Re: Get Facebook comments

Hi @grooble ,

We can connect to Facebook directly in Power BI Desktop.  And you could reference the document of Tutorial: Facebook analytics using Power BI Desktop to get the comments entirely not be shown as url.


Best Regards,

Xue Ding

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grooble Frequent Visitor
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Re: Get Facebook comments

Thanks for your suggestion.
I have actually tried this connector before, but it only gives limited information and doesn't have a way to get the comments of posts that I can see.

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