Embed Power BI paginated reports
With Power BI embedded analytics, you can create Power BI content that displays paginated reports in a fully integrated and interactive application. Embed paginated reports using the solution that works best for you, embed for your customers or embed for your organization.
This article describes how to embed paginated reports using the embedding sample tutorials.
To get started, you're required to have:
Your own Azure Active Directory tenant setup
If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To embed a paginated report using the sample app, follow these steps:
Step 1 - Create a workspace
Your service principal must also be an admin or member of the Power BI workspaces.
Step 2 - Create a capacity
Before you import or upload a paginated report to embed, the workspace containing the report must be assigned to a capacity. There are two types of capacity you can choose from:
Power BI Premium - For embedding a paginated report, an EM or P SKU is required. For more information about this subscription, see What is Power BI Premium?
Azure Power BI Embedded - You can purchase a capacity from the Microsoft Azure portal. This subscription uses the A SKUs. For details on how to create a Power BI Embedded capacity, see Create Power BI Embedded capacity in the Azure portal.
The following table describes the resources and limits of each SKU. To determine which capacity best fits your needs, see the which SKU should I purchase for my scenario table.
|Capacity Nodes||Total v-cores||Backend v-cores||Frontend v-cores||RAM (GB)|
|EM1/A1 with Embedded Gen2||1||0.5||0.5||2.5|
|EM2/A2 with Embedded Gen2||2||1||1||5|
|EM3/A3 with Embedded Gen2||4||2||2||10|
Step 3 - Assign a workspace to a capacity
Once you create a capacity, you can assign your app workspace to that capacity.
You can also import paginated reports into a new workspace using the Power BI REST APIs.
Step 4 - Enable paginated reports workload
This step is only necessary for Embedded Gen1. If your capacity is Gen2, continue to Step 5.
After creating a capacity and assigning your workspace to it, you need to enable the paginated report workload on your capacity.
Sign into Power BI > Admin portal > Capacity settings.
Select the capacity that has the workspace you want to add a paginated report to.
Activate the paginated reports workload.
Step 5 - Create and upload your paginated report
The user uploading the paginated report needs a Power BI Pro or Premium Per User (PPU) license to publish to a workspace.
Step 6 - Embed content using the sample application
Follow the instructions in the embed content for your customers tutorial. Skip Step 4 - Create and publish a Power BI report and use the paginated report you uploaded, instead of the sample report suggested in the tutorial.
To use a Power BI dataset as a data source:
- In the Power BI portal, set the XMLA endpoint to Read Only or Read Write as described in enable read-write for a Premium capacity. You only need to do this once per capacity.
- Generate a multi-resource embed token with the dataset ID specified in the request, and the XmlaPermissions set to Read Only.
To use a Single Sign-on (SSO) enabled data source:
SSO-enabled data sources are supported if they're either directly connected to the paginated report, or connected to a Power BI dataset which is the data source of the paginated report. When embedding a paginated report with SSO-enabled data sources, the identity blob for the data source must be provided in the
DatasourceIdentitywhen you generate a multi-resource embed token.
Considerations and limitations
- You must use a service principal. Master user isn't supported.
- Premium Per User (PPU) isn't supported.
- When embedding a paginated report with a Power BI dataset, both the paginated report and the Power BI dataset must reside in a Premium per capacity or Embedded workspace (they can reside in two different workspaces), and the user generating the embed token should have Write permissions in the workspaces of the report and the dataset.
For a full list of supported datasets and their authentication methods, see Supported data sources for Power BI paginated reports.
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