Business Central and Shopify Connector

Today I want to talk to you about the integration of Business Central with Shopify, I tested the tool and I must say that in a few minutes you are online with both platforms and with a good integration. Sure there are many ecommerce platforms (B2C) available with related integrations but this one is very simple and ready to use.

Source : Roberto Stefanetti Blog
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How to Create Custom Connector in Power Apps to Integrate With Business Central

Today I was working on MS Dynamics 365 Business Central and would like to integrate my custom tables into power apps, I have checked many blogs but there is no clear documentation on it.

So I would like to write and share it with you.

Before going to start I would like to discuss some prerequisites and overviews.

Source : VLC Solutions Blog
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The CredentialQuery Option For Web.Contents() In Power BI Custom Data Connectors

There’s a new, as yet undocumented, option for the Web.Contents() M function that is only available for custom data connectors and not in Power BI Desktop: CredentialQueryOption. It does the same thing as the Query option, but it stops the values you are passing to the query parameter from being logged in Power BI’s diagnostic logs, so it’s useful if you are passing sensitive information such as passwords.

Bron : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Calling The Power BI REST API From Microsoft Flow, Part 1: Creating A Flow Custom Connector

Playing around with Microsoft Flow recently, I was reminded of the following blog post from a few months ago by Konstantinos Ioannou about using Flow to call the Power BI REST API to refresh a dataset:

https://medium.com/@Konstantinos_Ioannou/refresh-powerbi-dataset-with-microsoft-flow-73836c727c33

I was impressed by this post when I read it, but don’t think I understood quite how many exciting possibilities this technique opens up for Power BI users until I started to use it myself.

Bron : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Which M Functions Are Only Available To Custom Data Connectors?

Here’s one for all you M geeks out there. If you look at the example code for custom data connectors on the Power BI custom data connectors GitHub repo it’s clear that there are several M functions that are available in custom data connectors that aren’t available in Power BI Desktop.

Bron : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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Power BI Connector for CBS Open Data / Statline

Since this post primarily concerns a Dutch data source, the rest of this post will be in Dutch. English summary below.

De open data die het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) via Statline (http://statline.cbs.nl) aanlevert is van onschatbare waarde voor analisten. Over diverse thema’s wordt informatie gepubliceerd, zoals woning, demografie, inkomen en arbeid

Bron : Dutch Data Dude
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Power BI Custom Data Connector For Language Detection, Key Phrase Extraction And Sentiment Analysis

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve published my first Power BI custom data connector on GitHub here:

https://github.com/cwebbbi/PowerBITextAnalytics

Basically, it acts as a wrapper for the Microsoft Cognitive Services Text Analytics API and makes it extremely easy to do language detection, sentiment analysis and to extract key phrases from text when you are loading data into Power BI.

Bron : Chris Webb’s BI Blog
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