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nirrobi Helper V
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View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Hi all,

 

I am trying to view / preview pdf file in the PBI desktop / service.

Till now I only succeed to open the pdf file (locate in my one drive business) in the web browser.

I made a table with URL of the file destenation - as describe in the following link.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-hyperlinks-in-tables/

 

Is it possible to view the PDF file in the PBI itself and not in other app (web browser)?

I tried to use custom visual StrippetsBrowser but not succeed 😞

https://app.powerbi.com/visuals/show/StrippetBrowser16424341054522

 

Thanks in advanced,

Nir.

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Hi @nirrobi,

The StrippetsBrowser visual is not suitable to view PDF file. In your scenario, I am afraid that you need to open the pdf file in the web browser via clicking the Hyperlinks in Power BI tables. Or you can consider to create your own custom visual.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

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ravelezp
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Hello Lydia Zhang, I have not managed to open a hyperlink from a Power Bi table to see the PDF, can you explain how to do it? 

 

Any tutorial that can help me?

ravelezp
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Hello Lydia Zhang, I have not managed to open a hyperlink from a Power Bi table to see the PDF, can you explain how to do it? 

 

Any tutorial that can help me?

ravelezp
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Hi Lydia Zhang, we have not managed to visualize a PDF from a table as you mentioned in the post. Can you help us?

Any tutorial that can help me?

Super User IV
Super User IV

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

@ravelezpI guess you have a field in a table which has path to the pdf file, if yes, select this field , go to modelling table and under data categorization, set it to web url. Now you will see this filed will become url in a table and on click of it will open the file.

 

I hope it answered you question. 






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ravelezp
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

It´s perfect. Tank´s

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Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Still no ways to preview PDF files in Power Bi based on a link (Not download and open a file) but an actual preview.. tons of em for images but not for PDFs...?

ravelezp
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

Yes, that's what I found! Thank you and this earring of some new!

lkbansal1993
Regular Visitor

Re: View pdf file in power bi desktop / service

can you suggest how to open pdf file in the iframe...actually images are loaded easy but pdf not loaded. so please help me 

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