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ala5245 New Member
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Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

Is it possible to integrate R Shiny apps with Power BI? I know there is currently a preview version for R visualizations, but can I publish an R shiny app in a Power BI report/dashboard?

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Power BI Team Sharon
Power BI Team

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

Hi ala5245

 

Currently R Shiny apps are not supported in Power BI. This is bacause R Visuals require the script result as an image, rather than an HTML/JS file.

 

However this is on our backlog.

 

I hope this helps

 

Sharon

wjdataguy Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

That is very good to know as I have customers asking about this now.

sp3234 Visitor
Visitor

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

Is it still unavailable ?

Power BI Team Sharon
Power BI Team

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

this is corrent.

we do not supoprt Shiny servers

 

CarlesCG Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

Is this feature request in any timeline at all?

It is a pitty that these two great pieces of software don't play along well.

 

#justaskingforafriend

Sokon Member
Member

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

You can vote for that feature here!

Nevertheless, you can add a Shiny app as a IFRAME to a dashboard. That doesn't provide any interactions with other Power BI objects, but you can use it to enrich your information shared by a dashboard. (Or perhaps use Power BI as a kind of portal for Shiny apps by leveraging Power BIs functionality for permissions and sharing)

PATK Visitor
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Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

What time frame we are talking about?

Rguy Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

This post is a few years old, is this feature still on the backlog?  

 

This would be a great feature. I'd rather not have to pay for a yet-another-saas (i.e. shinyapps.io) to deploy shiny apps. My gut tells me there are a fair number of R developers out there who would make PowerBI a deployment option of choice if it served up Shiny apps.  The deployment options for Shiny are either limited or annoying (IMHO).  

 

I get that the PowerBI team have a massive list of feature enhancements. Maybe back in 2016, RShiny was less of a priority, but it's 2019 now and it has come a long way. I'll bet if the list was prioritized based on potential business value, integrating RShiny into PowerBI feature would surface much higher.  

 

Please don't string the developer community along.  Is the feature actually on the backlog, or is it unlikely to ever become a reality?  

 

Rguy Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Integrating R Shiny with Power BI

I should have added to my post that PowerBI does render HTML visuals, as per this post: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/interactive-r-custom-visuals-support-is-here/