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narasimhuluk Frequent Visitor
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Power BI Data sources

Hi folks 

 

here I am working  with different data sources for a central KPI report 

 

Cental KPI data is  coming from  different departments 

like department1, department 2, department3, department 4 and some excel sources and some local sql data base and cubes 

 

i am fine with local sources i can connect directly from power bi  but 

department1: they are using abc software and reporting for cental KPI they are running abs software reports taking KPI figures and manually intering into excel that excel is using for cental KPI reports as source.

 

department2: BCD software 

department3: EFG software .......

 

same is hapening for all departmrnts 2,3,4 etc 

 

now I want to build Central KPI report in Power bi 

issues : 

1) none of the software companies are allowing me to connect and extract the data from power bi ( so no direct connection from Power Bi)

2) to build the cental KPIs all we need is part of the data , full data not required

3) all departs are manually intering data into excel, that data is providing for central KPIs as source, central KPIs are bulding  in excel as well.

4) for this manual work they are using resources in every department.  

5) its not ontime as well most of the times its delaying with various resons ..

 

now i want to get read of manual work and need to automate KPI report in Power Bi. 

..... please suggest me

1) which is the best way of approch to automate this with powerbi. 

2) best way of approch for department software companies data sources. 

 

its a general question ..

 

 

Thanks advance..

 

 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Power BI Data sources

hi, @narasimhuluk 

I think the best way for you is Get data from folder:

for each department, they have different datasource, you could give an excel template to them for loading data.

Then you put all the Excel files from each department in one folder.

Now use power bi to Get data from folder

https://www.jetglobal.com/blog/power-bi-load-data-from-folder/

https://powerbi.tips/2016/06/loading-data-from-folder/

https://powerpivotpro.com/2016/12/import-csv-files-folder-filenames-power-bi/

There are many tutorials you could get in google.

And then set scheduled refresh for it.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/refresh-scheduled-refresh

 

By the way, you could also put all the data in SQL, it has the same logic.

 

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Power BI Data sources

hi, @narasimhuluk 

I think the best way for you is Get data from folder:

for each department, they have different datasource, you could give an excel template to them for loading data.

Then you put all the Excel files from each department in one folder.

Now use power bi to Get data from folder

https://www.jetglobal.com/blog/power-bi-load-data-from-folder/

https://powerbi.tips/2016/06/loading-data-from-folder/

https://powerpivotpro.com/2016/12/import-csv-files-folder-filenames-power-bi/

There are many tutorials you could get in google.

And then set scheduled refresh for it.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/refresh-scheduled-refresh

 

By the way, you could also put all the data in SQL, it has the same logic.

 

Best Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.