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FelipeCosta
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Get Report Layout in an External Tool

Hello,

 

I can easily get "DataModelSchema" information from a external tool I created by connecting its localhost port to an Analysis Services instance. However, I also need to read the sections, visuals, prototype queries, filters, etc. in the report.

The only way so far I found it by doing so is by hacking PBIT file, but I'd like to get both information from the external tool. Is it possible?

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v-shex-msft
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Hi @FelipeCosta,

I'd like to suggest you take a look at the below link about power bi external tools and descriptions if listed tools meet to your requirements:

External tools in Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Thanks, but I've already read that. Additionally, in https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/transform-model/desktop-external-tools-register states clearly that PBI Desktop passes the parameters %server% and %database%. With those parameters alone, I can't get any information about the report's layout/visuals, etc.

I wonder if I could, at least, get PBIX's path, so I could hack its "Report/Layout" file inside the container...

HI @FelipeCosta,

Current I haven't found any other effective resolutions. Perhaps you can try to submit an idea to add features to analyze these properties on power bi side instead of manually hacking the file.

Microsoft Power BI ideas

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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