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ugurgulluev Regular Visitor
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using the same API with different parameters

Hi all,

 

I need to connect to our HR tool's database with API. However, the API URL is restricted to one employee in the URL.

 

URL example:

 

https://hrsystem.com/api/gateway.php/acmecorp/v1/employees/employeeid/all/tables/jobInfo

 

I need the list for all employees, but since the url includes an "employeeid" parameter, I need to enter this for each employee, and repeat it every time someone new joins the organisation.

 

This is, as you can imagine, not practical. Instead, I wanted to check with you if there is a functionality in Power BI, maybe through parameters, that can go through all employees without needing to update the URL.

 

I hope the question is clear.

 

Thanks,

Ugur

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: using the same API with different parameters

Hi @ugurgulluev,

 

You could load all employeeid as a column list into Power BI desktop. Add a custom column, to call that API row by row by passing the employeeid to URL parameter. After calling the API multiple times, you will get a table column, then, click to expand it to fetch all detailed records.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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: using the same API with different parameters

Hi @ugurgulluev,

 

You could load all employeeid as a column list into Power BI desktop. Add a custom column, to call that API row by row by passing the employeeid to URL parameter. After calling the API multiple times, you will get a table column, then, click to expand it to fetch all detailed records.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

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