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Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

As the name suggests I seem to not be able to use my external tools in Power BI desktop

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Someone, please help

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Re: Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

@CoryFox242 , Have you installed one of those external tools?



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Re: Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

@CoryFox242 

As I read somewhere you should install the latest versions of External tools before


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Re: Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

@CoryFox242 also you have to make sure Enhanced metadata is turned on in options under preview section. 

 

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Re: Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

1. Make sure you have the latest versions of them installed. If yes go to point 2.

2. In power Bi desktop, Go to File --> Options --> Preview Features.

Here Check the Option Store datasets using enhanced metadata format.

 

 

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Re: Power BI external tools Greyed out why cant I use them?

Dear @CoryFox242 

I too had same problem what I did was 

 

Open file --> options and settings --> options --> preview feature --> check the box for store dataset using enhanced metadata format 

 

 

Before please make sure you have updated to recent version of all external tools and July 2020 power bi also .

 

And if still you have an issue please let me know ..

I will be happy to help. .

 

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