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External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hello,

 

I installed the 2020 July update of Power BI Desktop, but I am not getting the External Tools feature to work as expected. The snapshot below shows the icon for "DAX Studio" grayed out.

 

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Any ideas on why I am not able to launch DAX Studio from the External Tools tab, please? I have it disabled in all views (Report, Data, and Model). DAX Studio is installed on my machine. In microsoft docs article about External Tools in Power BI Desktop, they say: "The External Tools ribbon in Power BI Desktop contains buttons for external tools installed on the machine, and registered with Power BI Desktop". (Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/desktop-external-tools#how-to-register-exte...

I have DAX Studio installed on my machine, but I am not sure if I need to set up something in it to make it "registered with Power BI Desktop". I am not sure what I am missing. Could anyone help please?

 

 

Thank you

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Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hello saraMissBI

 

Go to Preview features in Power BI, check "Store datasets using enhanced metadata format", and restart Power BI, that must fix the problem, showing external tools enabled

 

Regards

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Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Apologies. Have no fix for this, but have the same issue with both Dax Studio and Tabular Editor. Latest versions of all software installed.

 

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Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hi @Russ ,

 

Thanks for your reply. Could it be a bug? The feature is in preview, so where can I share my feedback about it? 

 

Thank you

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Advocate I

Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hello saraMissBI

 

Go to Preview features in Power BI, check "Store datasets using enhanced metadata format", and restart Power BI, that must fix the problem, showing external tools enabled

 

Regards

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

@lmblancoancos  that fixes the problem. 

 

Many thanks.

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Resolver I

Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hi @lmblancoancos 

 

Thank you so much for your solution! It is working now 🙂

 

Best

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Keep in mind that saving the report file with this preview feature enabled is a non reversible change. So make a copy of the report before you enable this feature. This is especially important for on-prem report server users. You cannot upload a file with enhanced metadata into the report server since its a preview feature

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Resolver I

Re: External Tools in Power BI Desktop July 2020 update

Hi @atif-hafeez ,

 

Good point! thank you for your message.

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