Custom data connectors allow you to extend Power BI so that it can connect to new data sources. But how can you build them? Don't miss this month's Power BI User Group to learn more!
In this session you'll learn how you can build custom data connectors by writing M code using the Power Query SDK in Visual Studio, and also how they can be tested and deployed. You will also see examples of how to implement common patterns such as connecting to web services and handling different forms of authentication such as OAuth2.
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Building custom data connectors for Power BI
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, Power BI, M, MDX and DAX. He is the author of "Power Query for Power BI and Excel" and a co-author of "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase"; he also co-authored the white paper "Planning a Power BI Enterprise Deployment" for Microsoft. He blogs at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk