Power BI Integration with FileMaker


The objective of this project is to seamlessly integrate Power BI with FileMaker, enabling enhanced data visualization and analysis capabilities. By integrating FileMaker data into Power BI, the project aims to provide actionable insights and facilitate informed decision-making processes.

Process Overview:

1. Enable OData Sharing: Activate OData sharing in the FileMaker Cloud or Server administration console to facilitate data sharing with Power BI.

2. Configure FileMaker File: Configure the FileMaker file to share data via OData, ensuring appropriate permissions and privileges are assigned.

3. Connect Power BI to FileMaker: 

  • Establish a connection between Power BI and the FileMaker data source using the OData Feed connector.
  • Provide authentication credentials to securely access the FileMaker data source.
4. Utilize FileMaker Data in Power BI: Select and import relevant tables or datasets from FileMaker into Power BI for analysis and visualization.

Technical Approach:

  • Utilize Power BI’s OData Feed connector to establish a connection with FileMaker data sources.
  • Implement authentication mechanisms to ensure data security during the integration process.
  • Leverage existing FileMaker data structures and permissions to seamlessly integrate with Power BI.

Risks and Challenges:

  • Compatibility issues between different versions of Power BI and FileMaker.
  • Data accuracy and reliability assurance during the integration process.
  • Timely execution of tasks to ensure uninterrupted data flow between FileMaker and Power BI.

Resources Needed:

  • Expertise in Power BI development and administration.
  • Knowledge of FileMaker data structures and permissions.
  • Collaboration between database administrators and Power BI developers.


In conclusion, The team at FMDBSolutions hopes this article explained to you a workaround to Power BI Integration with FileMaker. FMDBSolutions is a team of well-qualified experts that have a lot of experience with the many versions of FileMaker Pro and the FileMaker Go app too.

Our team knows all about transitioning, migrating, converting, and upgrading for FileMaker. Companies that require FileMaker Integration can also use our services. Naethra Technologies Pvt Ltd have worked with clients from the USA, Australia, and Singapore and will complete your FileMaker assignment in the best possible way at a lower price but at the same or higher level of excellence.

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