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Guide to the absentify PowerBI Custom Connector

Prerequisites: This connector is only available for customers on the Enterprise plan.

Installing the Connector:

Download the absentify PowerBI Custom Connector (.mez) file from the following link: Download Link

Save the downloaded .mez file in the following folder on your computer: Documents\Power BI Desktop\Custom Connectors. If this folder does not exist, please create it manually.

Setting up PowerBI to Enable the Connector:

Open PowerBI Desktop.

Click on File > Options and settings > Options in the menu bar.

In the left menu, click on Security.

Under Data Extensions, select the Allow any extension to load without validation or warning option.

Click OK. Power BI Desktop might prompt you to restart the application for the changes to take effect.

Creating an API Key in absentify:

Log into absentify.

Navigate to Integrations > API Key.

Create a new API key. Keep this key safe as you will need it in the next step.

Using the absentify Connector:

In Power BI Desktop, click on Home > Get Data.

In the Get Data dialog box, scroll down to Other and select absentify.

Click on Connect.

When prompted for the API key, enter the key you created in the absentify tool.

Upon successful authentication, you may access your absentify data.

Updated on: 22/05/2023

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