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daveevans99
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Capabilities.json

Hi,

 

Is there anywhere that fully documents the capabilities.json file ? There seem to be a lot of different options within the file that I have seen in the samples but no detailed documentation to understand what each thing does.

 

Thanks

Dave

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MawashiKid
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Hi Dave,

Have you already checked the followings -
Capabilities:
https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals/blob/master/Capabilities/Capabilities.md

DataViewMapping:
https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals/blob/master/Capabilities/DataViewMappings.md

Objects:
https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals/blob/master/Capabilities/Objects.md

There's also a couple of videos which explain basic step by step including a section on capabilities.json

Building Power BI Custom Visuals that meet your app needs by Sachin Patney:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2-yMGtEv2w

Open-sourced PowerBI Visuals by Lukasz Pawlowski
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LrImLnrLq1M

Hope this helps
v-chuncz-msft
Community Support
Community Support

@daveevans99,

 

You may check the corresponding capabilities JSON schema at https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals-tools/tree/master/templates/visuals/.api. Now the default API version for new visuals is 1.2.0.

Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
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Hi Sam,


Thanks for your reply. That's not too bad. It would be great if there was a page that gives examples of how to use each part of the file and just go into the detail a bit more.

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