Project Insights Connector for PowerBI

Connect your PowerBI report to your Project Insights data.

How to install the connector?

  1. Download the attached file, you need to be signed in to Bentley Communities.
  2. Copy the downloaded .mez file to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Power BI Desktop\Custom Connectors 
  3. Open PowerBI
  4. Navigate to File -> Options and Settings -> Options -> Security -> Data Extensions and "Allow at extension without validation or warning". This is necessary to allow the external connector.
  5. Click on "Get Data"
  6. Search for "Project Insights" in the top left corner. Find the connector at Online Services/Project Insights
  7. Next, you need to select the projectId of the project you want to use the connector for.
    1. For CONNECT projects:
      1. Navigate to your project in CONNECT
      2. Copy the projectId from the URL https://connect.bentley.com/Project/Index?projectId={projectId}
      3. Note: The ProjectId is only the last part of the Url
    2. For ProjectWise 365 projects:
      1. Navigate to your project in ProjectWise 365
      2. Copy the projectId from the URL https://projectwise365.bentley.com/{projectId}
      3. Note: The ProjectId is only the last part of the Url
  8. Find a report based on this connector as an example here: https://communities.bentley.com/products/projectwise/content_management/m/mediagallery/274669
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