Copy Report Layout between two PBIX files

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This trick was demonstrated in my last session at RADACAD channel: https://youtu.be/xoR-2NjZCCk?t=977

The idea is basically to copy the entire report (pages, filters, bookmarks,…) between two different Power BI Desktop files (.pbix).

Why this is useful? Imagine you are building a new Power BI Report and you need to reuse the entire layout from another report not only the visuals but also the layout, pages, themes, custom visuals,… Yes the dataset will be different and the report visuals will stay in an error state like this:

Yes it seems broken , but the entire layout is there and is easy to change the field of a visual to a new field of the target dataset by drag & drop a new field

To do this you just need to follow these simple steps:

  • Unzip the source and target PBIX files using a tool like 7zip

Copy the Report folder from…

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NAV (BC) Integration Old vs. New

Ok this webcast had a clear focus on NAV BC SaaS. But nevertheless I think these two pictures have a clear message.

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When moving from the old NAV world to the new one it is not a question of CAL vs. AL. In my opinion the biggest challenge is to break out from our traditional way of solving problems.

The first picture shows a very familiar scenario. I think most NAV developers including myself will be fine with this solution. But the point is we have a whole set of new tools available which we should get familiar with. And these tools can also be a great help even in On Prem. Power Automate, Logic Apps, Azure functions…

So this is my entry point in the new world. Gather as much information as possible about Azure to be afterwards in a position to make valid decisions. Not everything needs or should be done in NAV BC if we already have tools available which can do the task out of the box.