How to Connect GrassBlade LRS to Microsoft Power BI?

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GrassBlade LRS and Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a powerful reporting tool that helps you in visualizing data. In this article, we will learn how to connect Microsoft PowerBI to GrassBlade LRS and create useful reports from incoming data.

There is no addon or API based integration available yet, so we will use MySQL to connect both applications.

Requirements

  1. Install PowerBI on your PC or use cloud version. We are going to use the PowerBI Desktop.
  2. GrassBlade LRS
    • Domain Name or IP pointing to the database
    • Database Name
    • Database Username
    • Database password

Collect this information to get started.

Step 1:
Launch Microsoft Power BI Tool

Step 2:
Click Get Data button.

GrassBlade LRS to Power BI Get data option
Get data option

Step 3:
From Database select MySQL database option and click the Connect button.

Select database type
Select database type

Step 4:
In the Server field, enter the Domain or IP address pointing to GrassBlade LRS database. For example:

Domain: www.example.com
IP: 127.0.0.1

In the Database field, enter the name of GrassBlade LRS database and click the OK button proceed.

Server and database information
Server and database information

Step 5:
Go to Database tab and enter the Username and Password of the database. For “Select which level to apply these settings to”, choose the second option showing both domain and database name.

Click the Connect button to proceed.

Database credentials
Database credentials

Step 6:
If you performed the above steps precisely and entered the correct username and password, it will show all the tables of the GrassBlade LRS database in the next screen.

This means you’re connected successfully, now search “gb_all_statements” table and select it.

Now click the Load button to fetch data from this table.

GrassBlade LRS database tables
GrassBlade LRS database tables

After processing it, you will see all the columns of the GrassBlade LRS on the right side of the screen.

GrassBlade LRS statements table columns
GrassBlade LRS statements table columns

You can use these columns to create charts and reports as per need. Check video added below to learn how to connect and create reports.

I hope you will find this information useful, if you’re facing any issues while using this process feel free comment below.

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