Tutorial: Connecting Power BI to ActivityInfo

First of all you need to open Power BI, if you don't have it installed then you can download here and create an account.

Once the download is completed, you will need to sign into your Power BI account.

Learn everything you need about ActivityInfo and Power BI in our Webinar  "Using ActivityInfo with Power BI".

Obtain the URL of your Form in the Table View page

  • Before you connect Power BI to your form in ActivityInfo, you will need to obtain the URL of the API endpoint for your Form
  • In the Table View page of your Form, click on "Export" to reveal the drop-down menu and click on "Query as JSON".
  • From the options, select either "Entire form" or Curently selected columns" and then Copy the URL that appears.

Get Data from ActivityInfo in Power BI

To connect ActivityInfo to Power BI, log into Power BI and follow these steps:

  1. Click "Get Data" and select "Web",
  2. In the dialog window, select the "Basic" option, paste the URL  and click "OK",
  1. A dialog titled "Access Web content" should appear.
  2. From the side, choose "Basic"
  3. In the "User name" field enter the email you use to connect to ActivityInfo
  4. In the "Password" field, enter your ActivityInfo password, or a personal API token. Adding an API token in your account

If you connect to ActivityInfo through Single Sign

If you do not see the "Access Web content" and the connection is not successful. you may have previously entered credentials incorrectly. Please follow the instructions in the article Updating your credentials

Convert list to table format

  • After you have connected your form to Power BI, the Query Editor will open and display a "List" as the result. The following steps explain how to convert this list to a table.

Convert list result to table

  • Click "To Table", a pop-up will appear inviting the user to select or enter delimiters and how to handle extra columns.
  • Accept the default settings by clicking "OK".

Select Columns

  • Uncheck the "Use the original column name as prefix"
  • Click "OK"

Make final structural changes to the table

  • You can make further changes to your table as shown below. For example, re-order the columns, remove columns, re-name the columns etc.