Power BI Documenter V2

We’re excited to announce that Power BI Documenter V2 (July 2018) has been released for public use. In the new release you’ll get tons of new features that help you with your  Power BI documentation, handover processes and make them much easier and more effective.

What is new in July 2018 release?

In this release we added four different categories showed in separated tabs.

  1. Report
  2. Custom Visuals
  3. Info
  4. M Scripts

In this release we have moved the main page you used to see in the very first version of Power BI Documenter to the “Report” tab.

Previously we had a “M Scripts” button on the lower section of the files buttons in the “Files” page. Some of you found it confusing so we moved the “M Scripts” from buttons to the “M Scripts” tab.

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Report

This tab inclued lots of information relevant to your Power BI report. In July 2018 release you’ll see some changes in the charts and some new features listed below:

  • No. of Tables, No. of Measures and No. of Columns: New analitical cards added to the “Reports” tab showing number of tables, number of columns and number of measures used in your Power BI visuals
  • Some enhancements in two charts, “Number of visuals by report pages” and “Number of visuals by visual types”:
    • Background grid lines have been removed
    • Number values added to both charts to make them easier to read
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Power BI Documenter V2 New Tabs
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Power BI Documenter V2

New feature added to the detailed table grid which is detecting “Custom Visuals”. From now on if there is a custom visual used in your Power BI Desktop report, Power BI Documenter will detect it and will add a link to “Custom Visuals” tab which provides more details about the custom visuals used in your Power BI report.

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Custom Visuals

This is a new feature added in July 2018 release which provides detailed information about “Custom Visuals” inclusding

  • Custom visuals names
  • Version
  • Author information
  • Visual description
  • A link the relevant Github project
  • A link to custom visual support team

Info

This is also a new features available in July 2018 release which provides a bunch of exciting general information about your Power BI Desktop file:

  • Theme name
  • Creation date
  • Last updated date
  • Schema update date
  • Last process date ( Last time the data has been refreshed)
  • Connection mode
  • Power BI Desktop version that the report has been created with
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M Scripts

As stated earlier we moved the “M Scripts” from “PBI Files” page to a new tab with the same name. So from now on you can see, copy the scripts to clipboard or download the scripts as text file.

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Mobile Friendly

Power BI Documenter is mobile friendly so you can use it on the go. The following screenshots show Power BI Documenter in iPhone. You should be able to use all features in your mobile devices including uploading your PBIT files.

Power BI Documenter V2 New Tabs
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Number of Visuals by Visual Type Chart
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