With Power BI Connector, you can bring your organization's visual reports and analyses from your Power BI software directly onto iDiD displays. You can choose, which dashboard or report to show as well as how long they are shown.

Start using iDiD Power BI Connector on https://powerbi.idid.fi (opens in a new tab).

Getting Started with Power BI Connector

If you are using Power BI Connector for the first time, register using your Power BI account and password. You will get a confirmation email with a client id. Later, you can use the client id to login to the Connector.

If you want to limit the locations where the information can be shown, type in the Accepted IP/CIDR in the field, and separate them by using a forward slash (/).

When you type in your user account email the page is automatically redirected to the Microsoft login page.

If you are already logged in with your company account, you are automatically directed to the connection page. In case you are not, select Use another account and log in with the user account that is connected to your organization's Power BI account.

After logging in, you are prompted to allow connecting your Power BI account to the Connector. Allow the connection by clicking Accept.

After the accounts have been connected, you can customize the Power BI reports and dashboards that you want to present on your iDiD displays.

Note. If you are using Azure AD with multi-factor authentication (MFA), Connector cannot connect the accounts and will skip the step. In this case, you are automatically directed to the Connector report menu but cannot access information from Power BI.

Alternatively, you can create a new user on Power BI without the multi-factor authentication just for digital signage use. To be able to display shared reports and dashboards, the user should have Pro license. Use the new user's account to define the reports and dashboards you want to display on iDiD screens.

Creating a Report

You can display Power BI reports or dashboards on your iDiD displays. The reports consist of graphs of your data sources on one or more pages while the dashboards can be a combination of graphs from several reports that are updated in real time when the data sources are changed.

Start by selecting the Workspace whose analyses you want to show on your screens.

Report: Select the report you want to display.

Pages: If the report you selected has multiple pages, you can choose to display only some of them. If you do not select pages, all the pages in the report will be displayed one after the other.

Interval: If the report has multiple pages that you want to display, use the Interval menu to define how long an individual report is displayed. Define the interval in seconds.

  • Note. Consider the total duration of the reports when you define the the duration of the content on iDiD. For example, a content with a 5-page report, 10 seconds per page, should have a duration of 50 seconds so that there is enough time for each page to be displayed.

Creating a Dashboard

Dashboard: Select the dashboard you want to display.

Tile: If you want to display an individual tile from the dashboard, select it on the Tile menu.

The changes you make are updated immediately and a preview is shown below the menu. You can also click on Open to open the report in a new tab in full size.

Adding the Reports in iDiD Content

  1. Create new content in which you want to display the calendar information. Create or select an html element.
  2. After making the modifications, copy the URL address in the field at the bottom of the Connector menu and paste it in the URL field of the html element.

Save the content you created. Done!

Note! The use of this html element is permitted only in the iDiD Digital Signage system.

Read more about Adding a new element

 and Editing an html element