Custom Visuals Enabled every time Power BI Desktop launches
The idea would be that Custom Visuals can be downloaded to a local desktop "library". Then, each time you launch Power BI, all Custom Visuals would be available along with the Default Visuals. Having to import the Custom Visual each time you create a new .PBIX file is a pain!
with the ability to personalize your visualization pane
you can now pin any visuals from the marketplace to your viz pane and will show up side by side with the default visuals across all the reports when you create a new content or edit existing one. you need to be logged in.
please see short video and description here:
the feature is still in preview and you should enable it in the desktop.
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Thorbjørn Djuraas commented
Francois Huard commented
Under review for 2 years now, have you guys figured out a way to do this?
I vote to add custom visual as permanent across all power bi templates
D. Lievense commented
YES!!! A million times yes!
Needed soon since much new interesting visualizations coming.
This is a great idea, it's a little bit complicated since you need to import it if you need to use it in another report
Leonardo Elmor commented
In the same thinking line, customs visual are becoming very common and mandated on PowerBI. If we could open on PBI file and copy and past that same visualization to another different file or template it would be even better. All needed from there is to modify the parameters accordingly.
Greg Sharrow commented
Agree this seems like basic functionality
Dineth Prabash commented
this is common sense. it is a shame even we have to request it.
I would have thought this would be a simple idea from MS from the start.
When I import an addin in excel for example, the addin is always available in subsequent instances, having to reimport/download previous visuals is madness gone on rampage.
Agree! It's a pain to keep importing the same visual every time I create a new report.
Agree, need to have the custom visuals available - Thanks!
Please also keep your enterprise customers in mind. There might be a certain set of custom visuals one would like to provide with the app (distributed via App-V) so that all corporate users have the same set of custom visuals available (yes being able to influence this via an AD Group policy would be a dream ;-))
Dan Day commented
Some sort of 'Custom Visual Manager' in desktop would be a great idea.
Ideally it would be linked to the online database of custom visuals and allow you to download visuals directly to your pbix, instead of the current method.
If you only want the visual in that pbix then that's all you need to do, but if you want it in all then you could have the option to 'subscribe' to the visuals you want and they would be available in all pbix you open.
Making sure you always had the latest version of the custom vis would also be nice.
This would make the flexibility of custom visuals a lot more accessible.
And as a part of this some kind of update framework.
Until this may be available:
- Create new File
- Import your custom visuals
- Save file as PowerBI Template
- Create new files from Template and your visuals will be included
Same is true for any data connections you have in the template. Personally, I have several templates (one per relevant data source) with my custom visuals in there.