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Custom Visual - pbiviz package error

I'm trying to create a custom visual, however while executing pbiviz package  I've obtained those errors (see image) and then, the visual is not created..
Any idea in how to solve this problem?

Capturar.PNGThanks very much!

 

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dm-p
Super User
Super User

Hi there,

A packaged visual expects a bit more info. You need to edit your pbiviz.json and fill in the fields specified before the package process will work.

So, let's say your file looks like this (which is pretty much the default after creating):

 

{
    "visual": {
        "name": "myVisual",
        "displayName": "myVisual",
        "guid": "myVisualD7CD469BA41A483C8C1576E59A1D23E3",
        "visualClassName": "Visual",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "description": "",
        "supportUrl": "",
        "gitHubUrl": ""
    },
    "apiVersion": "2.6.0",
    "author": {
        "name": "",
        "email": ""
    },
    "assets": {
        "icon": "assets/icon.png"
    },
    "externalJS": null,
    "style": "style/visual.less",
    "capabilities": "capabilities.json",
    "dependencies": null,
    "stringResources": []
}

You need to add values to the author (name and email), description and supportUrl fields, e.g.:

 

{
    "visual": {
        "name": "myVisual",
        "displayName": "myVisual",
        "guid": "myVisualD7CD469BA41A483C8C1576E59A1D23E3",
        "visualClassName": "Visual",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "description": "My cool visual",
        "supportUrl": "https://www.google.com",
        "gitHubUrl": ""
    },
    "apiVersion": "2.6.0",
    "author": {
        "name": "My Name",
        "email": "my.email@email.com"
    },
    "assets": {
        "icon": "assets/icon.png"
    },
    "externalJS": null,
    "style": "style/visual.less",
    "capabilities": "capabilities.json",
    "dependencies": null,
    "stringResources": []
}

Obviosuly, you'd be better putting informative values in there, particularly if you want to distribute your visual to other users but this will get you moving.

Good luck!

Daniel





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dm-p
Super User
Super User

Hi there,

A packaged visual expects a bit more info. You need to edit your pbiviz.json and fill in the fields specified before the package process will work.

So, let's say your file looks like this (which is pretty much the default after creating):

 

{
    "visual": {
        "name": "myVisual",
        "displayName": "myVisual",
        "guid": "myVisualD7CD469BA41A483C8C1576E59A1D23E3",
        "visualClassName": "Visual",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "description": "",
        "supportUrl": "",
        "gitHubUrl": ""
    },
    "apiVersion": "2.6.0",
    "author": {
        "name": "",
        "email": ""
    },
    "assets": {
        "icon": "assets/icon.png"
    },
    "externalJS": null,
    "style": "style/visual.less",
    "capabilities": "capabilities.json",
    "dependencies": null,
    "stringResources": []
}

You need to add values to the author (name and email), description and supportUrl fields, e.g.:

 

{
    "visual": {
        "name": "myVisual",
        "displayName": "myVisual",
        "guid": "myVisualD7CD469BA41A483C8C1576E59A1D23E3",
        "visualClassName": "Visual",
        "version": "1.0.0",
        "description": "My cool visual",
        "supportUrl": "https://www.google.com",
        "gitHubUrl": ""
    },
    "apiVersion": "2.6.0",
    "author": {
        "name": "My Name",
        "email": "my.email@email.com"
    },
    "assets": {
        "icon": "assets/icon.png"
    },
    "externalJS": null,
    "style": "style/visual.less",
    "capabilities": "capabilities.json",
    "dependencies": null,
    "stringResources": []
}

Obviosuly, you'd be better putting informative values in there, particularly if you want to distribute your visual to other users but this will get you moving.

Good luck!

Daniel





Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

Proud to be a Super User!


My course: Introduction to Developing Power BI Visuals


On how to ask a technical question, if you really want an answer (courtesy of SQLBI)




Anonymous
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Thanks very much, now it is working!

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