Power BI and real-time dashboards

The demand for real-time analytics rises from year to year. Microsoft introduced some basic features in Power BI to push and chart real-time data. There are few simple steps to make it working.

Create dataset

Go to your workspace and choose new ‘Streaming dataset’.

Source of your data

You are going to push over REST API.

Define structure

You need to give it a name and shape your data.

Remember endpoint

The dataset is created and the only information you need is the push URL.


Call your endpoint using POST method. The most important information is that you need to push array of rows, not a single row.