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Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 - Second Edition by Mark Polino, Belinda Allen

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Power BI Template

I've already mentioned just sharing the file Power BI Desktop (*.pbix) file created as a means of sharing prebuilt reports. There are two problems with this option. One, who has the original, and if it gets changed then is it still something that is sharable? Two, there is data stored in the file so it could get quite large, eating up unnecessary hard drive (or cloud storage) space. Both of these issues can be resolved by exporting our Power BI Desktop reports to a template format (*.pbit).

Let's create a template from the AP Information Power BI Desktop file that we created:

  1. Open the Power BI Desktop VendorInfo.pbix file that we created earlier.
  2. On the menu, click on File | Export | Power BI Template:
  3. The Export Template window ...

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