Connect to Azure Search with Power BI

Azure Search Traffic Analytics allows you to monitor and understand the traffic to your Azure Search service. The Azure Search content pack for Power BI provides detailed insights on your Search data, including Search, Indexing, Service Stats and Latency from the last 30 days. More details can be found in the Azure blog post.


This content pack is deprecated. It will continue to work, but you won't be able to install a new one. Template apps are the replacement for service content packs.

Connect to the Azure Search content pack for Power BI.

How to connect

  1. Select Get Data at the bottom of the nav pane.

    Screenshot of the Get Data in Power B I Desktop, showing the button in the navigator pane.

  2. In the Services box, select Get.

    Screenshot of the Services dialog, showing the Get button.

  3. Select Azure Search > Get.

    Screenshot of the Azure Services dialog, showing the Get link.

  4. Provide the name of the table storage account your Azure Search analysis is stored.

    Screenshot of the Connect Azure Search dialog, showing the Azure storage account name field.

  5. Select Key as the Authentication Mechanism and provide your storage account key. Click Sign In and to begin the loading process.

    Screenshot of the Connect Azure Search dialog, showing Key is entered in the Authentication method field.

  6. Once the loading is complete, a new dashboard, report and model will appear in the nav pane. Select the dashboard to view your imported data.

    Screenshot of the navigation pane, showing the dashboard, report, and model.

What now?

System requirements

The Azure Search content pack requires Azure Search Traffic Analytics to be enabled on the account.


Ensure the storage account name is correctly provided along with the full access key. The storage account name should correspond to the account configured with Azure Search Traffic Analytics.

Next steps

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