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Power BI REST APIs for .NET


The Power BI REST APIs provide service endpoints for embedding, user resources management, administration and governance.

For more information about Power BI REST APIs, see Power BI REST APIs overview.

Power BI API library

The Microsoft.PowerBI.Api library for .NET enables you to work with Power BI REST APIs in your .NET or NET Core application.

Install the NuGet package directly from the Visual Studio Package Manager console.

Visual Studio Package Manager

Install-Package Microsoft.PowerBI.Api


Below are basic examples demonstrating some of the most common capabilities of the SDK. Full examples including authentication are avaliable in PowerBI-Developer-Samples

Get the list of datasets and reports in a Power BI workspace

using (PowerBIClient client = new PowerBIClient(credentials))

    Console.WriteLine("\r*** DATASETS ***\r");

    // List of datasets in a workspace
    Datasets datasets = client.Datasets.GetDatasets(groupId);

    foreach(Dataset ds in datasets.Value)
        Console.WriteLine(ds.Id + " | " + ds.Name);

    Console.WriteLine("\r*** REPORTS ***\r");

    // List of reports in a workspace
    Reports reports = client.Reports.GetReports(groupId);

    foreach (Report rpt in reports.Value)
        Console.WriteLine(rpt.Id + " | " + rpt.Name +  " | DatasetID = " + rpt.DatasetId);

Creating an Embed Token to reports and datasets

Embed tokens are used to provide access to Power BI artifacts like reports and datasets to embed into an application. To create a report embed token you will need a Power BI Embedded capacity, and the Ids of the workspaces and artifacts to provide access to. For more information about Power BI Embedded visit the Power BI Embedded Analytics Playground

using (PowerBIClient client = new PowerBIClient(credentials))
    // Create a request for getting Embed token
    var tokenRequest = new GenerateTokenRequestV2(datasets: datasets, reports: reports, targetWorkspaces: workspaces, identities: identities);

    // Get Embed token
    var embedToken = client.EmbedToken.GenerateToken(tokenRequest);

Get Reports As Admin

Returns a list of reports for the organization. The caller must have administrator rights.

using (PowerBIClient client = new PowerBIClient(credentials))
    Console.WriteLine("\r*** REPORTS ***\r");

    // List of reports in the organization.
    AdminReports reports = client.Reports.GetReportsAsAdmin();

    foreach (AdminReport rpt in reports.Value)
        Console.WriteLine(rpt.Id + " | " + rpt.Name);

Additional links


Welcome to the .NET developer community for Power BI. Here you will find resources for the .NET SDKs for Power BI Embedded V2.0.0



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