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PowerBI, how to use Survalyzer API as a data source

Survalyzer offers customers the ability to use PowerBI as an analytics Dashboard. To work with the survey data, several steps are necessary to securely process data.


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Survalyzer API requires a secure POST request with a BEARER Token authentication, unfortunately the Power BI standard dialog for WEB does not offer UI support.
Step 1 to step 4 are therefore necessary to open the advanced query editor of Power BI. In step 5 we configure the connection to Survalyzer Next Generation.

To begin, download the latest version of Microsoft Power BI Desktop: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/

Step 1: Create a new project

Step 2: Get data

Step 3: Type “query” and select Blank Query

Step 4: Click on Tab “View” and Click on “Advanced Editor”

Finally we are in the advanced editor to connect with Survalyzer Next Generation

Step 5: Customise the Query / Connect to Survalyzer Next Generation

Important to know: Your Survalyzer account is either hosted in Switzerland or the European Union (Holland). 
for EUhttps://api.survalyzer-eu.app
for Switzerlandhttps://api.survalyzer-swiss.app

Please execute the following steps:

  1. Copy the Query sample below: into the advanced query editor of Power BI
  2. If you host your data in the EU, pleace replace (twice) https://api.survalyzer-swiss.app with https://api.survalyzer-eu.app.
  4. in ContentBody replace YOUR-TENANT and SURVEYID
  5. customise or remove the condition property (more information about the configuration of the condition property can be found here)

Query Sample:

token = Json.Document(Web.Contents("https://api.survalyzer-swiss.app/publicapi/Authentication/v1/GetApiToken",
    [Headers = 
        [#"Content-Type"="application/json;charset=UTF-8" ],
        Content = Text.ToBinary("{tenant:""[YOUR-TENTANT]"", userName:""[YOUR-USERNAME]"", password:""[YOUR-PASSWORD]""}", TextEncoding.Utf8)
AccessToken = "Bearer " & List.First(Record.ToTable(token)[Value]),


surveyData = Json.Document(Web.Contents("
            [Authorization=AccessToken, #"Content-Type"="application/json;charset=UTF-8"],
            Content = Text.ToBinary(ContentBody)
SurveyDataTable = Record.ToTable(surveyData)

Step 6: Set the privacy level (if asked)

With these settings, survey data is receivable. Please set the privacy level if asked to do so.

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This documentation uses screenshot from Microsoft Power BI Desktop Version: Version: 2.112.1161.0 64-bit (Dezember 2022).

Updated on January 21, 2023
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