The last thing you want in a Business Intelligence tool is a limitation regarding data connectivity. You've probably got data in many different locations and systems, and you need a BI tool that can pull data from anything. Who wants to go running around to many data sources to get the whole picture when the goal of BI is to bring everything together and make it simple? When it comes to web-based data, Python is the answer! Python integration allows you to connect to REST APIs. Let’s look at a live example on how to connect to Harvest, a REST-based interface for data.
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Jeff Hainsworth is a Senior Solutions Architect at Dundas Data Visualization with over a decade and a half of experience in Business Intelligence. He has a passion for building, coding and everything visual – you know, shiny things! Check out "Off the Charts... with Jeff", his platform for great content on all things analytics, data visualizations, dashboards, and business intelligence. There’s something for everyone!