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External Tools - Missing from Ribbon

I've downloaded the July update but am missing the External Tools tab from the ribbon.

Am I missing something or does it have limited availability?

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Re: External Tools - Missing from Ribbon

@rodjarman , You need to lastest version of power BI and Latest version One of three tools.

I had an old version of Dax studio, it did not come. I updated Dax studio to the latest version, it came.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2020-feature-summary/#_Launch_externa...



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Re: External Tools - Missing from Ribbon

@rodjarman , You need to lastest version of power BI and Latest version One of three tools.

I had an old version of Dax studio, it did not come. I updated Dax studio to the latest version, it came.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-july-2020-feature-summary/#_Launch_externa...



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Re: External Tools - Missing from Ribbon

Thanks, that did the trick. Much appreciated. 

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Advocate IV

Re: External Tools - Missing from Ribbon

The accepted solution is correct and here's more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jScicVBrr0s

 

However, be aware that if you have installed Power BI Desktop or the external tools in a drive other than the C drive (like I have), you may get an error message saying "Unable to launch external tool - DAX Studio executable not found. Contact the tool author for support". This is because the JSON file that is installed defaults to drive C. I had to manually modify the JSON file to the correct path to get it to work. I'm sure the providers of these external tools will fix this in a future release, but hope this gets you going.

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