Power BI Connector for Instagram

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CData Power BI Connector for Instagram


The CData Power BI Connector for Instagram offers self-service integration with Microsoft Power BI. The connector facilitates live access to Instagram data in Power BI from the Get Data window. The connector also provides direct querying to visualize and analyze Instagram data.

Getting Started

See Getting Started for a guide to create the Instagram data source and connect from the Get Data window.

Using the Data Connector

See Using the Connector for a walk-through of creating reports that query Instagram in real time.

SQL Compliance

See SQL Compliance for a syntax reference and code examples outlining the supported SQL.

Caching Data

The connector supports Power BI's ability to embed data in a report, but it also supports robust caching. See Caching Data to configure replication and caching for a range of scenarios common to remote data access. Configurations include:

  • Autocache: Automatically cache data to a lightweight database. Save data for later offline use or enable fast reporting from the cache.
  • Replication: Copy data to local and cloud data stores such as Oracle, SQL Server, Google Cloud SQL, and so on. The replication commands allow for intelligent incremental updates to cached data.
  • No caching: Work with remote data only. No local cache file is created.

Data Model

See Data Model for information on the available database objects and how to use SQL to work with Instagram APIs. This section provides more detailed information on querying specific Instagram entities.

Collaborative Query Processing

The connector can enhance the data source's capabilities with additional client side processing, when needed, which enables analytic summaries of data such as SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, and so on.

See SupportEnhancedSQL, in the Connection section, for more information.

Connection Properties

The Connection properties describe the various options that can be used to establish a connection.

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