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Creating Power BI External Tools in VS Code

Phil Seamark takes us through creating external tools in Power BI:

For this article, I want to share a way for you to create your own Power BI “Helper Tool” and register it as an external tool in Power BI. This article carries on from some of my recent articles on how you can use Visual Studio Code to help automate specific tasks by taking advantage of the existing Analysis Services client libraries.

In my role, I often connect to AS models (Power BI or Azure AS) and often want to perform specific tasks quickly. The helper tool I share here allows you to connect easily to an AS model and then perform helpful tasks. I’ve deliberately kept the look and feel of the tool to be ‘old school’ like me. 

Click through for the step-by-step instructions.