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need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

dn1
New member | Level 2

Hi. I am looking for a code example on how to use Dropbox API v2 and a token to make Power BI Service connect to a folder inside Dropbox.
I have a new client that wants to witch from OneDrive but so far I found it difficult to make Dropbox API work on Power BI.
Any help?

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Re: need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

We don't have any samples for Power BI in particular unfortunately, but we'll be happy to help with any issues you run in to. If you've starting writing code and are running in to any problems, please share the relevant code and the output you're getting and we'll take a look.

 

If you haven't started yet, you can find all of the documentation on the developers site:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers

 

We generally recommend using one of the official SDKs if you can:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation

 

Otherwise, there are some third party libraries listed here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/communitysdks

 

Or, you can call the HTTPS endpoints directly:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation

 

There are curl examples for those that you can translate for use with your own HTTPS client.

Re: need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

dn1
New member | Level 2

yeah yeah... I´ve read all this links, but still couldn´t make it work.

the only way I make it work is to read single files, as instructed by Masplin in this link.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Integrations-with-Files-and/Connecting-to-data-source-hosted-on-Dro...

But I need to read a full folder, and then open all files at once.

The API v2 does not work for me at all. I tried a lot to use list_folder syntax.

The API v1 is no longer supported and I shouldn´t use it either.

Re: need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

What specifically isn't working? If you're running in to any trouble, please share the relevant code and error/output.

 

The Dropbox API offers an endpoint for reading file content. This requires one API call per file, so if you want to access the file content for all of the files in a folder, you'll need to loop through the desired files and call /2/files/download for each one.

Re: need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

L0h1cB3n3yz3t
New member | Level 2

Good morning,

I'm aware that this thread is quite old but I'm facing the same problem / requirement. Have you found any solution for this?
If yes, would you mind to share it with me?

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Lohic Beneyzet

Re: need help with Microsoft Power BI integration

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@L0h1cB3n3yz3t I don't know if dn1 has any information they can share to help with this, but please feel free to open a new thread with the specifics of what's currently not working for you and we'll be happy to help with whatever we can regarding the Dropbox API.

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