Data Dashboards Integration

This section details various data dashboard integrations.

Power BI Integration


  • Power BI report

  • Credentials to log in to the Power BI account

  • URL of the report

  • Application ID

To obtain the dashboard URL from the Power BI Desktop version, follow these steps.

  1. In the prompt that appears, select the shared workspace. Note: Do not select the My Workspace option.

  2. A success notification appears, indicating that the dashboard is published.

  3. Open the web version of the Power BI in your web browser and navigate to the shared workspace.

  4. Click on Open > File Name. The published dashboard appears. Sign in with PowerBI credentials (if prompted) and copy the URL. The URL contains the Group ID and Report ID. This URL is used by the Trends application to integrate the dashboard.

To obtain the dashboard URL from the Power BI Embedded version, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the workplace. Note this workplace should not be My Workplace.

  2. Either create a new report or upload it to the workspace.

  3. Copy the report URL. The URL contains the Group ID and Report ID. This URL is used by the Trends application to integrate the dashboard.

Integrate a Power BI Dashboard

Source Settings Tab

  • Enter the Name and Description.

  • Select the Source Type as Power BI.

  • Choose a Thumbnail.

  • Enter the Account Email and Password.

  • Enter the Client ID, also referred to as Application ID, in the Power BI application. Please note that this ID is generated when the admin creates the embedding environment in the Power BI application. The steps to obtain this vary based on the solution being set up. Please contact your admin for more details.

  • Enter the Report URL. It is the URL of the report published in the public workspace.

  • Select the Framerate.

Advanced Tab

  • Provide the Resolution. It is the resolution of the destination at which the source will be streamed.

  • Choose the scaling option. Scale to Fit The source is scaled so that the border of the image and the entire image are visible inside the display. This most often results in black bands above and below the image. Stretch Full Screen The source is scaled so that the entire image is visible on the display. This means the video's aspect ratio is stretched horizontally and vertically to match the display's aspect ratio. Zoom Full Screen The source is scaled so that some image is outside the display (cropped). This eliminates the black banding on the display, but it means that either the horizontal or vertical outside edges of the video will not be visible to the user.

  • Enable the Sharable option. When the source is used for streaming content, and the Sharable option is enabled, the server generates one source instance and shares it across applications. For example, if you create 2 sources with the same parameters and map the sources to the canvas or mapping group, the server only creates 1 running instance of the sources. This helps in resource utilization.

Permissions Tab

  • Select the Apps to share the source with.

  • Select or Create a Tag for easy access to the Source. To create a Tag, click on the Tag drop-down menu. A cursor appears. Enter the name of the Tag and press the Enter key. The Tag gets created. Tags help sort the source when there are multiple sources.

  • Enable User Permissions for the source. These user permissions are set using the Clearance Level feature. Use the Page navigation feature to view other permissions.

  • Note that the application does not validate the Power BI account credentials. If the dashboard is not displayed, please check the credentials and try again.

  • Refer to the Power BI documentation for more information regarding Power BI solutions, Capacities, SKUs, etc.

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