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Power BI custom connector guide

Interested in analyzing data trends to optimize operations or efficiently handle employee absences? Whether you're a business owner, HR manager, or an employee looking to optimize your work experience, understanding the capabilities of these tools can significantly impact your success!

With the Microsoft PowerBi Connector offered by absentify, you can easily elevate the way you analyze your absence planning and internal scheduling.

Please note that this feature is only available in the business and enterprise plan. Interested? See our Plans and pricing to power up your plan and get the most out of what absentify has to offer!

Installing the Connector:

Download the absentify Power BI 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 Power BI to Enable the Connector:

Open Power BI 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.


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Updated on: 15/05/2024

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