Using C# To Stream Data Into Power BI

Chris Koester shows us how to pass data from our .NET applications into a Power BI streaming dataset:

This post will demonstrate how to push data into Power BI Streaming Datasets with C#. For demo purposes I normally use LINQPad to run the code, but you could also create a .Net or .Net Core console application. LINQPad is an excellent, lightweight scratchpad for C# and other .Net languages.

Power BI Streaming Datasets are a very cool feature because dashboard tiles that use them update in real time. You don’t have to refresh the browser window to display new data. With this feature you can watch your data in near real-time. This could be compelling in scenarios involving sensors, IoT, website traffic, etc.

Click through for the demo script.  This shows how easy it can be to take your on-premises data and feed it into live Power BI dashboards.

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