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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting by Steven Renders

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Chapter 9. Power BI

In this chapter I will introduce you to the world of Power BI. Dynamics NAV can publish pages and queries as ODATA web services so that external tools such as Microsoft Office Excel and Power BI can use them as data sources. I will provide an overview of the different tools available in the Power BI suite and how you can leverage their power using Dynamics NAV.

Dynamics NAV web services

You have the option to publish page, query, and codeunit objects as web services in Dynamics NAV when you navigate to the web services page.

Note

Pages and queries are published as ODATA web services and pages and codeunits are published as SOAP web services.

What is a web service?

A web service, in terms of Dynamics NAV, or a SOAP web service, is ...

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