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Get data from PowerBI dataset

Hi! Is it possible for an app to connect to a PowerBI dataset and get the data and display it in a gallery. Or populate a dropdown with data coming from a PowerBI data set?

I was able to add PowerBI as a datasource but the only function I can see is refresh a dataset or add rows to a dataset.


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Hi @mjbcruz ,

You can Use the PowerBi Connector to Connect with PowerBI DataSet.

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I just did that but I don’t seem to have any other functions available on the powerbi connector.

Hi @mjbcruz ,

Hope for the issue you have a look into the below-mentioned video URL.

Hope that will help to connect the data set with Power BI.

This is if you embed powerapps in powerbi dashboard. I was able to do this. 

But can you do the same from a canvas app (not a power apps visual). 

Hoping anyone has an answer to this. How can I access Power BI dataset from a canvas PowerApps (not an embedded app in Power BI dashboard) and display it as a gallery.

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@mjbcruz Did you find the solution for this?


I also want to get the data from Power BI dataset inside canvas application. I have found the Power BI connector and this action Run a query against a dataset.


I used below on button click to collect the data from table: 

        "EVALUATE Values(Geo)"

When I add CountRows(colPBIData) in Text property of label, it shows the correct number of rows in dataset table. But, I am unable to show this data in gallery.

  1. When I try to check the collection data from "Collections" section, it does not show me any column headers or data.
  2. When I add colPBIData in Items property of gallery control and add a label inside it, I can only find the ThisItem.IsSelected property from gallery data. No other column/property available to show here.

@RandyHayes @WarrenBelz @mdevaney @Drrickryp @timl @Pstork1 @Jeff_Thorpe @eka24 @iAm_ManCat @RezaDorrani Can you please suggest any solution for this? Thanks a lot!

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