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appvisuals New Member
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Unique id of a custom visual on a page?

I would like to know if its possible to get some kind of unique id for an instance of a custom visual on a page. If the visual is copy/pasted or the page is save-as something else, the unique ID for the new visual would change? Any possibilities?

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v-evelk Established Member
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Re: Unique id of a custom visual on a page?

Hello,

 

Every new copy of custom visual has own instance Id.

I attached below a couple of screens where you can see it.

 

LeftVisual.PNGRightVisual.PNG

 

Kind Regards,

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com

wildert Frequent Visitor
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Re: Unique id of a custom visual on a page?

Doesn't that InstanceId change every time you refresh the page? I'm looking more for something I can use to identify the visual on the page, not the "current rendering of the visual on the page"

v-evelk Established Member
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Re: Unique id of a custom visual on a page?

Yes, you are right, this id is changed every time when rendering happens so it's unsuitable for your case.

 

I suppose that it is possible to get an ID using Power BI REST API.

Check this topic please, may be it will help to solve your question

 

Kind Regards,

 

Evgenii Elkin,
Software Engineer
Microsoft Power BI Custom Visuals
pbicvsupport@microsoft.com