Power BI have introduced real-time dashboard tiles – a lightweight, simple way to get real-time data onto your dashboard. Real-time tiles can be created in minutes by pushing data to the Power BI REST APIs or from streams you’ve created in Azure Stream Analytics or PubNub, a popular real-time streaming service. Let’s see how we can do in no time.
Login to your Power BI using your credentials.
Go to your dashboard where you wish to add Real Time Streaming Tile, choose “Add a tile”
Select the “Custom streaming data” option
Click on Next.
At first usage you may not be having Streaming Dataset, if you have List will be shown.
Let’s create one for our Example, Click the link – Manage Data.
Click on Add Streaming Dataset.
From New Streaming Dataset, Select API and click on Next.
Add your Dataset Name, Fields and Datatypes.
Once you are done, Click on Create.
Copy your Push URL, we will require this to push data to Data Stream.
Click On Done.
Returning to our Previous Step, Now we can see Streaming Dataset Available.
Select your Dataset and Click on Next.
Select the Type of Visualization you want, and Fields to display.
Click on Next.
Give Title, Subtitle to your Tile and click on Apply.
Bravo, you are done, your Tile will be added on your Dashboard.
But hold on, the Value will not come until you add logic to push data to the Tile.
Now we will move to our Next Step, where we will create a program to call Power BI REST API and push Streaming data to our Dashboard. Checkout my next post for same. [App for Power BI REST APIs for Streaming Data]
Till then keep Exploring & Learning. I will return soon with my next post.