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How to update a Desktop PBIX with ALM Toolkit

Does ALM Toolkit work with PBIX files?


I've created a very simple source file with one table and an empty target file, and I get an error message saying ALM Toolkit can't create tables in Power BI Desktop files


Perhaps it's that simple - but I thought that the integration of ALM Toolkit with Power BI Desktop was because it was made compatible with PBIX


Where have I gone wrong?



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Hi @charliedata ,


Sorry for my late reply.


There's a blog which might be helpful to solve your problem:




Best Regards,

Stephen Tao


If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thanks - you're right, it's there


ALM Toolkit doesn't work (e.g. merging differences) if you're on Power BI Pro, you need to have Premium

Hi @charliedata ,

Sorry to disturb you...

But did I answer your question ? Please mark my reply as solution. Thank you very much.

Hi guys, i have same question. I m trying to migrate SSAS Tabular model to Power BI desktop with ALM Toolkit: Source SSAS Tab and target Power BI Desktop instance : 

PBI Desktop: localhost:64693;test

=> test is empty pbix

i got thir error : 

The target is a Power BI Desktop dataset with default data-source version of PowerBI_V1, which is not supported for comparison. Please Ensure you're using the latest version of Power BI desktop and if necessary enable the preview feature.

Sorry, you didn't answer the question

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