There’s a short tutorial on how to connect Power BI for analyzing data (and working with multiple choice questions/repeating groups), How to enable email notifications (for new submissions) through Microsoft Flow, a form that quickly displays all your active projects, a tool for downloading project images etc.
Will be updated in the future. Cheers and happy holidays!
Thank you for sharing, very useful!
A little quick question, this link between PowerBI and Kobo only works if the data are public right?
I’m trying to bypass this limit but the only thing i found, working with private data, is to download locally the results from kobo (in excel or other) and use PowerBI to collect that database locally in a datawarehouse. In this situation i can follow results just actualizing my powerBI desktop (previously designed)
Thank you for sharing any tip on this issue of privacy. We are working with sensible data during an electoral period so…
Thank you for your answer.
The truth is that i tried it to monitor surveys, therefore every hour has new observations. In this case, i cannot just refresh the source of data to update my powerBI desktop.
When the survey ends, i can use this system to get the last data from kobo yes, but not to follow it day by day. I therefore works locally always downloading the data base from kobo in Excel for refreshing my powerBI desktop with an excel data source.
But it’s probable i’m not doing it well so i will try again.
Therefore i did try your system and it totally works even with private data! Thank you a lot!
I was previously following this method (very similar so i thought it would be the same): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/kobo-users/K-Iyo7A914E
The previous system i was using was very similar but it doesn’t work with private data… Possibly the way to get the first link in the UNCHR page allow it. With yours it works!
Sorry, had a typo in my response above. Just to confirm, the data does not need to be public for analyzing it directly in power bi As for monitoring surveys, you could look into setting up e-mail notifications whenever there is a new submission (instructions also available on the page above). That way you will at least know when there is something to refresh. All the best, and good luck!
I’m trying to link KoBo with MS Flow base on the instruction in the link. However, it seems to work only if I have Premium Subscription of MS Flow. Is there any other way I can link KoBo with MS Flow with a free subscription?
Thanks a lot for the tips…
I am pretty much interested in the " Retrieving KoBo records for editing using Power BI" part, for a project I am doing to manage a the stock in a warehouse.
Do you have any idea of how to reach the submission in the “kobo.humanitarianresponse.info” instance…
In your post you mention: “https://im.unhcr.org/kobosupport/link/index.php?xformid=” & [_xform_id_string] & “&recordid=” & Text.From([_id]) but this is for UNHCR instance…
But when I go to a submission from the edit tab I get something like…
So yeah, the method that’s in the guide only works with the UNHCR instance - because it uses a scrip that is “pointing” towards the UNHCR server.
The script actually takes the xform_id and _id from the PBI URL and passes them to KOBO (alongside your credentials). Kobo then responds with a temporary edit Link - and the script re-directs you to that link.
If you want to try it on a different server - try using this URL
Thatis pretty similar to what I once had…but if I actually copy paste this in the browser again, It open the form for editing…
Any way I can get it to open automatically ( iguess this is your script) ?
Anything else I could do? to have this last step automatic?
Thanks for the help!