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Registered: ‎04-05-2017

Workday ERP connector

Hi all,


I was wondering if anyone has insight into reporting out of Workday on Power BI. It doesn't look like a native connector exists, so is the best workaround to schedule Workday reports to CSV, and load it on a recurring basis automatically? What about a third party connector or custom solution?




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Re: Workday ERP connector


Does the Workday ERP system have any backend databases? Or does it have REST API or support OData Service?

In Power BI Desktop, it is possible to connect to database, or use OData feed connector/web connector to connect to OData Service/REST API.


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Posts: 52
Registered: ‎04-05-2017

Re: Workday ERP connector

It's a SOAP API. The database is object-oriented, so it's unclear how I'd create the data model within PBI even if I was able to connect. Seems like I'd need to report out of Workday into a flat file and then load that into PBI. What do you think?

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Registered: ‎06-13-2017

Re: Workday ERP connector

What I'd do is following.


Have some script/code that runs on schedule to grab data from SOAP API. Have db with stored proc or have some process push data to db. This ensures you store it in the format that's easy to handle with PowerBI.


Added benefit is that you can create Views and such for quick consumption by PowerBI.


Do note that you'll need gateway server set up for this.

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Registered: ‎06-18-2018

Re: Workday ERP connector (Get data from XML SOAP Webservice)

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ZappySys has announced Generic XML SOAP / JSON REST API connectors which you can use to pull data from WorkDay SOAP Web Service / REST Service in Power BI or other ODBC tools. Check below link




Import Workday SOAP Web Service Data in Power BI (ZappySys XML Driver)


Here is how you configure work day connection.


Configure Workday SOAP Request - URL, Body, Filter


Preview Workday Data (Test SQL query for ODBC XML / SOAP Driver)


 Import Workday data in Power BI dashboard