You can use Microsoft Power BI Desktop with the Printix Power BI solution to get insights about your print usage, printers, print queues and much more.

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Install Power BI Desktop

  1. Visit powerbi.microsoft.com.
  2. Download and install Power BI Desktop (it is free) on a Windows computer.

Download the Printix Power BI Desktop file

  1. Visit github.com/printix/Power-BI/releases.
  2. Select the Printix-PowerBI-v1.0.0.pbix file to download it.

Connect to your Printix extracted data

Printix database

  1. Open Power BI Desktop.
  2. On the File menu select Open, and browse to the folder where you downloaded the Printix Power BI (*.pbix) file.
  3. Select the file and select Open.
  4. On the File menu select Options and settings, and then select Data source settings.
  5. In Data source settings, select Edit permissions to open the Edit permissions dialog.
  6. Select Database and under Credentials select Edit…
    • Copy Username from the Analytics tab and paste it into User name.
    • Copy Password from the Analytics tab and paste it into Password.

  1. Select Save.
  2. Select OK.
  3. Select Close.
  4. Select Refresh on the ribbon menu to get the latest data from the Printix SQL database.

Own database

  1. Open Power BI Desktop.
  2. On the File menu select Open, and browse to the folder where you downloaded the Printix Power BI (*.pbix) file.
  3. Select the file and select Open.
  4. On the File menu select Options and settings, and then select Data source settings.
  5. In Data source settings, select Change source to open the SQL Server database dialog.
    • Copy the Database server address from the Analytics tab and paste it into Server.
    • Copy the Database name from the Analytics tab and paste it into Database.
  6. Select OK.
  7. In Data source settings, select Edit permissions to open the Edit permissions dialog.
  8. Select Database and under Credentials select Edit…
    • Copy Username from the Analytics tab and paste it into User name.
    • Copy Password from the Analytics tab and paste it into Password.
  1. Select Save.
  2. Select OK.
  3. Select Close.
  4. Select Refresh on the ribbon menu to get the latest data from your own SQL database.

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