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Trying to pull data from a web service to our dashboards but I only have the API details

I was given the following items (details redacted) but I'm not quite sure where to start with this. Can Power BI use an external API to pull data from a web service? If so, how can I use the details given to me below? Is it supposed to be some sort of connection string? I don't have any experience with Azure and only have very basic knowledge of SQL so I'm not quite sure where to start.

 

Is there anything else I have to ask our service partner when trying to connect to their servers for this?

 

PUT {sitename}

User-Agent: {application name goes here}

Accept: application/{xxxx}+json

Content-Type: application/json

Authorization: Bearer {token goes here}

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Hi @olimilo ,

I thought you had that already (according to your first post)

This is sth that your API provider has to tell you. 

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Hi @olimilo ,

you put the necessary parameters into the header like so: 

 

Web.Contents("YourURL", [Headers=[Authorization="Bearer xxxxxxxx", Accept="application/json".....]])

 

 

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

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Hi @Greg_Deckler 

Thank you!

 

Hi  @ImkeF ,

It's asking me for a UserAgent. I'm not sure what to enter in this field. It should be Power BI right?

 

Hi @olimilo ,

I thought you had that already (according to your first post)

This is sth that your API provider has to tell you. 

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

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