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Pull data from RESTful API with token authentication

Is there any way to retrieve a token (providing a user/pass/grant-type as a urlencodedform) from a RESTful API, and then provide that token with subsequent API calls? We have a large RESTful API that we would like to tap into by harnessing Power BI, but I cannot find any documentation on how to achieve this. Plenty of documentation on connecting to a public REST API...

 

Thanks!

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Hi @adam3039,

 

According to your description, you want to get the token of restful api, right?
You can write a power query function to get token,then use this function as the parameter to call the api.

 

For detail information about get token, you can refer below article:
REST API Token-based Authentication

 

Call API Sample:

 

let
    CallAPi= (
        URI as text,
        Username as text,
        Token as text,
        Paremeter as table,
        optional Timeout as number
    ) as any => 
let
    WebTimeout = if Timeout = null then #duration(0,0,0,100) else #duration(0,0,0,Timeout) , 

    WebServiceContent = function(Paremeter),//format parameters to content

    WebResponse = Web.Contents(Username&":"&Token&URI, 
        [Content = Text.ToBinary(WebServiceContent),
         Headers = [Authorization="xxxxx",
                    #"Content-Type"="application/json",
                    Accept="application/json"],
         Timeout = WebTimeout]),
    
    output = formatfunction(WebResponse) //format the response
in
    output 
in
    CallAPi

 

 

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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