I am creating a map in my Power Bi report using R visuals. The library(sp) to be precise.
To create the map I am interested in, I need a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame that I can easily find online as an .rds file.
When creating the R visual, I need to have this data frame ready for usage. However, in the query process, it is not possible for me to extract something like an .rds file. For this reason, I extract the .rds file directly from R visual script editor, using something along the lines of
# get spatial data for countrycon <- url("https:/.../countrySpatialData.rds")
spatialDataFrame <- readRDS(con)
It works like a charm! But at the time of seeing the report already published, I encounter the following error:
Script Runtime ErrorError in readRDS(con) : cannot open the connection In addition: Warning message: In readRDS(con) : InternetOpenUrl failed: 'The server name or address could not be resolved'
My assumption is that PowerBI app does not allow me to stablish a connection using the R visual script runner.
Does anyone have an idea as to how to access .rds files using the R visual script runner?Thank you in advancePaulop.s. I have come across this post already https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/load-R-rds-file-within-R-visual-in-PBI-service/m-p/506305#M... , but it unfortunately does not solve the problem.
I would suggest you split it into two steps. One is getting data and another is creating a visual.
1. Get data with R script in the Query Editor.
2. Create a visual.
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