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Date & Time
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
SKILLS LAB: Building a Power BI Dashboard Embedded in Financial Edge NXT®

Learn how install a Financial Edge NXT® connector for Power BI and build a basic dashboard embedded in Financial Edge NXT®.


This session will be using the Microsoft Power Platform and assumes that all attendees will have appropriate privileges to create data visualizations in Power BI and make Apps on Power Apps. Please visit both these sites right now and click on “Create” in the left sidebar navigation.  If you are prompted to upgrade, then you do not have access and will need to contact your IT administrator as soon as possible to ensure you have access to a paid account or free trial in advance of June 17th.

In this Skills Lab, we will be creating a Power BI dashboard for a Project Record, embedding the dashboard into a Power App, and then embedding the Power App on the Project Record in Financial Edge NXT.

To successfully participate in the Skills Lab, please ensure you have completed the following steps:

  1. Create a SKY Developer account if you do not already have one. This account represents you as a developer within the Blackbaud Developer Portal. 
  2. Visit GitHub and complete the Read-me instructions for Installation of the Power BI Connector for Financial Edge NXT.  We will review this step quickly at the beginning of the Skills Lab if you get stuck.
  3. Ensure you have access to Control Panel -> Applications within Financial Edge NXT.
  4. Review the SKY Add-in documentation.


  • To participate fully in this Skills Lab, we recommend you use 2 monitors – one to follow along with your expert instructor,= and the other open to the workspace, in this case the Microsoft Power Platform, to follow along with the build.

This is a Skills Lab and has prerequisites.