What can developers do with the Power BI API?
Power BI displays dashboards that are interactive, and can be created and updated from many different data sources in real time. Using any programming language that supports REST calls, you can create apps that integrate with a Power BI dashboard in real-time. You can also integrate Power BI tiles and reports into apps.
Developers can also build their own data visualizations that can be used in interactive reports and dashboards.
Here are some of the things you can do with the Power BI APIs.
|To do this||Go here|
|Embed dashboards, reports and tiles for Power BI users and Non-Power BI users (app owns data)||How to embed your Power BI dashboards, reports and tiles|
|Extend an existing business workflow to push key data into a Power BI dashboard.||Push data into a dashboard|
|Authenticate to Power BI.||Authenticate to Power BI|
|Create a custom visual.||Use developer tools to create custom visuals|
The Power BI APIs still refer to app workspaces as groups. Any references to groups mean that you are working with app workspaces.
Power BI Developer samples
The Power BI Developer samples include items for embedding dashboards, reports and tiles.
- Samples within App Owns Data are for embedding with non-Power BI users.
- Samples within User Owns Data are for embedding with Power BI users.
The following are tools you can use to aid in your development of Power BI items.
You can go through the Onboarding experience tool to quickly get started and download a sample application on how to embed Power BI content.
Choose the solution that is right for you:
- Embedding for your customers provides the ability to embed dashboards and reports to users who don't have an account for Power BI. Run the Embed for your customers solution.
- Embedding for your organization allows you to extend the Power BI service. Run the Embed for your organization solution.
Push data into Power BI
You can use the Power BI API to push data into a dataset. This allows you to add a row to a table within a dataset. The new data can then be reflected in tiles on a dashboard and within visuals within your report.
More questions? Try asking the Power BI Community