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HendrikS
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External Tools on Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server

I am currently running Version: 2.100.1381.0 64-bit (January 2022) (Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server) and have installed the latest External Tools, although they do appear in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Power BI Desktop\External Tools" folder. The "External Tools" icon under the "Help" ribbon appears to be grayed out and there is no "External Tools" option after the "Help" option in the Menu Bar.

 

Is there a way to enable external tools in Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server?

 

Thank you.

 

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v-xiaoyan-msft
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Hi @HendrikS ,

 

Please make sure you have the latest versions of them installed. 

Then open your Power BI Desktop, Go to File --> Options --> Preview Features and check the Option Store datasets using enhanced metadata format.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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CedricG
Frequent Visitor

Hi,

I've exactly the same issue : Power BI Besktop (Optimized for Power BI Report Server)

Version : 2.100.4082.0 64-bit (janvier 2022)

I've installed the latest Dax Studio and there is no External Tools, in the ribbon.

For your information I've no menu : "Go to File --> Options --> Preview Features and check the Option Store datasets using enhanced metadata format.".

So I can't acitvate 😞

Thanks for your help

 

v-xiaoyan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @HendrikS ,

 

Please make sure you have the latest versions of them installed. 

Then open your Power BI Desktop, Go to File --> Options --> Preview Features and check the Option Store datasets using enhanced metadata format.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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