Model Documenter

Recently I wrote a blog on how you can use External Tools to document your Power BI data model. I have to admit, I’m overly excited about the responses and feedback that I have received. On this page, I want to share all changes and adjustments to the external tool. Below you will find a change log.

Some people have run into issues with getting the tool up and running. Therefore I also added an FAQ page to the GitHub library. Kindly check if your question is listed there and if that will solve your issue. If that doesn’t help, feel free to drop a message.

Change log

V1.1.1 – Bug fixes to pbit file
– Fixed an issue with the model view, which showed incorrect matches.
– Fixed an issue where description where repeated for all measures.
– Simplified the parameter startup screen when opening the pbit file.

V1.1.0 – Update to pbit file, installation and more!
– Support for installation via PowerBI.tips Business Ops.
– Automatic detection of installer location vs default location.
– Automatic download of the pbit template if cannot be found.

Business Ops External Tools installer by PowerBI.tips

V1.0.1 – Minor changes
– Easier editing of personal preferred location with a single variable.
– Added logging for the script (see below screenshot).
– Better error handling in the pbit file in relation to file path.
– Introduced a new variable in the script for upcoming changes.

Screenshot of Error Logging file that is created at script execution

Check the detailed changes in the GitHub commit details.

V1.0 – Initial release
– Release of first version as described in this blog post.
– Requires manual installation of the tool by placing files in several directories.