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Integration with BambooHR

Does anyone have any experience in using BambooHR as a data source for Power BI? There's no built-in connector for it obviously, but we're not sure the best way to get data exported from BambooHR and into a data source we can use from Power BI.

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BambooHR has a REST API. Try reviewing it for what you need and using it in a web request from Power BI: http://www.bamboohr.com/api/documentation

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Does anyone have any updates on this, or had any success? 

Hi there,

 

I've just managed to get it working, hopefully this will help you too.

You need two bits of information to make it work, your subdomain and an API key. The subdomain is whatever your company's address starts with, e.g. if the users log on to https://contoso.bamboohr.com, then it's contoso. This article says how to generate an API key.

Once you've got that:

  • Get data > Web.
  • URL: use the following, changing the subdomain bit: https://api.bamboohr.com/api/gateway.php/subdomain/v1/employees/directory
  • For the credentials, you don't want the Web API option, but just select Basic. Put your API key in the Username field, leave the password blank. Obviously!

That will get you towards a table showing what everyone's ID is in the system and some basic user info. To get other details you have to change that /employees/directory part of the URL; you could replace it with /time_off/whos_out to find out who's on holiday today. This page looks to be the best source of what those different address endings could be. Good luck!

 

Cheers,

Matt

Matt, thanks for following up with all of this detail.

You're welcome - I'm sure I'll be searching for how to connect again in six months time so hopefully I'll come across my own instructions!

BambooHR has a REST API. Try reviewing it for what you need and using it in a web request from Power BI: http://www.bamboohr.com/api/documentation

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Hi Deldersveld,

I would be very interested in the solution if you found any to easily integrate power BI to BambooHR

 

thanks,

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