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enable custom visualization warning supression.

Love the new custom visualizations but it gets old having to deal with the warning. Is there a way to suppress this after the first time?

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Kristi shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Hi everyone. We’ve added an option to turn off the warning for custom visuals. You’ll find it under the Security tab of the Options dialog. You can also remove unwanted visuals from your report by clicking the … in the Visualizations pane and selecting ‘Delete a Custom Visual’.

I see some other comments about a organizational visual gallery, we’re considering those for future work but please create a new suggestion for it!


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  • Pat@Energetics commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature - and others related suggestions below - are a basic requirement to get PBI acceptance.

    We need ways to manage custom visuals before it can be used in production :
    1) A library divided by type of chart, publisher, version, etc.
    2) A way to manage visuals in power bi (folders)
    3) Way to add/remove as needed from reports and app
    4) How to identify new versions and/or easy way to be alerted when new version of existing visual is available.

  • MA Roberts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better yet, give network admins the ability to disable custom visuals entirely - or only importable from a trusted source. There is no way we would deploy Power BI in my organization unless we could lock this one down.

  • AdminJono Luk (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi folks, thanks for the feedback on this. We've been working on a couple other improvements in the Custom Visuals space recently to keep you safe (see Lukasz's blog post 2 weeks ago). We're trying to get to this as soon as we can to make this better for everyone! We'll circle back and keep you posted as soon as we have more info on this!

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love the openness to allow new visualizations but pleas at least in the next update, allow us to remove customer visualizations to avoid the custom visualization warning, the arning should only appear if any are in use, but since I cannot remove them once added, it puts me in an awkward spot, look forward to any enhancements here as we are showcasing PowerBI to our client base this April.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Reports containing custom visuals do not shows up in web application. Gives 401 un authorized error . Though out of the box visual are working fine any ideas ?

  • Dave Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates on this? Need to also share reports via conent pack with custom visuals. It is not reasonable to ask everyone to download and import the visuals themselves.

  • Mike Honey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with Juan Blanco - this is just "Security Theatre" and the best solution is for Microsoft to check the visual's code before letting it into the gallery. It's totally unrealistic and irresponsible to expect a dashboard consumer to make an informed decision about the safety of the code in a visual - 99.9999% of users will just click OK and assume Microsoft is looking out for them. If a bad actor does get something nasty into the gallery, it will only reflect poorly on Microsoft.

  • James Lovegrove commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have reports that run on a television in our offices. When it auto-refreshes, this warning comes up ALL the time. Please put a checkbox in the report properties to turn it OFF per report.

  • Andrew Peterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    since Power BI has multi- tenent/domain setup, give the domain admin for Power BI tool to flag which custom plug-ins can avoid the warning - for their domain.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Glad this is started - there are some great custom visuals out there - being able to get the most of them in Power BI will be great! Thanks!

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