Install Power BI Helper as an External Tool for Power BI

The news about Power BI external tools have gone viral on the internet, and every day we see many useful tools added under external tools. The good news for those of you who have been waiting is that you can now have Power BI Helper also (even though a bit late in the game) to be installed as an external tool.

What are the External Tools?

External tools are third-party tools that are mostly developed by the community, and help you in your Power BI development process. You can learn more about external tools from here.

The external tools ribbon in Power BI Desktop

How to install Power BI Helper as an external tool?

We had an immense amount of request to have the Power BI Helper as an external tool. Here is how you can do it:

Download the latest version of the Power BI Helper, and install it. That’s it. Simple as that.

Download Power BI Helper from here:

Then open the Power BI Desktop and you will see the External tools with Power BI Helper icon on it.

How to setup an external tool?

If you have a tool that you want to add as an external tool, please read this documentation for adding it as an external tool.

Side Note

It’s been a while since the latest update of the Power BI Helper, Stay tuned for the next update coming soon.

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Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for nine continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
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