Power BI App

Overview

The Enplug Power BI app lets you display public and private reports from your Microsoft Power BI platform. 

  • NOTE:
    • You must have a Power BI Pro or Premium account in order to use private reports in the app. 


Contents of this guide:

Accessing Power BI App

Displaying Public Reports

Displaying Private Reports

 

Accessing Power BI App

  1. Add Reports to your dynamic app playlist
    • Click on 'Apps' > 'All Apps' or use the search function and type "Power BI"
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    • Click on the 'Add' button to create new report
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  2. Create a Public or Private Report.
    • See Instructions below for details on creating each report. 

 

Displaying Public Reports

  1. Enter your Microsoft Power BI account and open an existing Report. if you do not have any existing Reports, create a new one by clicking on the "New Report" button located at the top right.
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  2. From the Report page, click "File" > "Embed report" > "Publish to web (public)"
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  3. A Pop-up will be displayed. Copy the link in the field below the phrase: "Link you can send in email".
    • Note: You will use this link during step 5.
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  4. On your Enplug account dashboard, go to the 'Apps' menu and search for "Power BI". Click on the Power BI icon. Then click on 'Add'. to create a new asset. 

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  5. You will see four fields: Report type, Name, Embedded PowerBI link, and Default Power BI page report. Fill in the fields and then click on the 'Save' button.
    a. Report Type: Select 'Public' to display a Public report or select 'Private' to display a Private report.
    b. Name: Choose a name for your asset so you can find it easily in the App Report Dashboard.
    c. Embedded Power BI Link: Paste the link that you copied in Step 3 into the Report Link field.
    d.
    Default Power BI Page: Enter the name of the report from Power BI that you want to display as the default. If this field is left blank, the one provided by Microsoft Power BI will be displayed.
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  6. After clicking 'Save', choose the Display Group where you want to display the Power BI app and click on the 'Save Changes' button.
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  7. Confirm that the Dashboard of the app now looks similar to the image below with the newly created assets displaying:
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  8. Go to the Display Group where you associated your app in Step 6 and confirm that everything is displaying as expected from the Player:
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NOTE: Power BI has a restriction for publishing reports to the web. If you encounter any issues when attempting to generate the link, you must go to the Admin PortalTenant settings → Publish to web and enable this feature (see image below). If you’re not an admin of the Microsoft organization, you must ask the administrator to toggle this option On.

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Displaying Private Reports

  1. On your Enplug account dashboard, go to the 'Apps' menu and search for "Power BI". Click on the Power BI icon. Then click on 'Add'. to create a new asset. 

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  2. Select the 'Private' option under Report type and fill in the following fields: Name, Sign In with your Office Account.
    a. Report Type: Select 'Public' to display a Public report or select 'Private' to display a Private report.
    b. Name: Choose a name for your asset so you can find it easily in the App Report Dashboard.
    c. Sign In with your Office Account: The Sign in with your Office Account button will show a modal dialog with a Microsoft sign in where you need to enter your user credentials.


    If you have 2-factor enabled, you will need to enter the code that is sent to your connected device.


    Note:
    If you’re using the app for the first time and you’re an administrator of the Microsoft organization, you will need to accept some permissions so the application will work properly.
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  3. If you’re not an administrator, you must wait until the administrator of your organization approves the application and then return back later and follow the instructions that are displayed in the window:
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  4. After the Microsoft login is successful and the permissions are accepted, the Report information dropdown with the available workspaces will be displayed:
    a. Workspaces: The place where you have your reports saved.
    IMPORTANT: Your report must be in a different workspace than “My workspace”.
    b. Reports: The reports that you have previously selected inside the workspace
    c. Report pages: The pages that exist in the report previously selected, the one you choose there will be the active page when you display the report in the player.
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  5. Click 'Save' then choose the Display Group where you want to display the Power BI app and click on the 'Save Changes' button.
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  6. Go to the Display Group where you added the PowerBI app. Once there, click the Preview Content button to preview your content. Your Private report should now be displayed.
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