Analyst Hub external tool for Power BI Desktop

I made this and find it useful. This will add an external tool menu entry to the Power BI Desktop that opens your default web browser to the Enterprise DNA Analyst Hub landing page.

You will need administrator rights to do this.

To install, copy the attachment to the location “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Power BI Desktop\External Tools”

analysthubenterprisedna.pbitool.json (4.2 KB)


Thanks for providing the forum with a great trick @samaguire. We always welcome bright ideas from interested individuals like you and we hope that you continue to share them with us in the future.

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Wow wow. Didn’t know you could do this

I’ll make sure this technique get’s more widely distributed

We’re also in the early stages of building out the application into a far more comprehensive app.

More details to come shortly.


I don’t see Power BI Desktop under the location that is mentioned above


You need at least the July 2020 release of Power BI Desktop.

If you do have this, then you may be running 32bit in which case the folder could be under “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Power BI Desktop\External Tools”.


@samaguire Thank you!

Hi All.

From my personal development efforts, I use the eDNA DAX Clean Up Tool extensively, much more often that the other tools, so I wanted to reduce my click count. I extended @samaguire’s analyst hub external tool link; this one goes directly to the DAX Clean Up tool.
External Tool DAX Cleanup
Thought I’d share it in case anyone might find it useful.

Just download the
daxcleanuptoolenterprisedna.pbitool.json (7.6 KB)
file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Power BI Desktop\External Tools folder, then restart Power Bi Desktop.


For all those wanting to add “Analyse in Excel” to the external tools ribbon.

Here’s the post and download location for that (SQLBI version).


Looks great in there!

WoW !!! This is the most wonderful news that I saw today.

Really amazing !!!

Thanks a lot for this amazing tool. :grinning:

Thanks for the DAX Cleanup tool @Greg.
This is something handy and much-needed tool for every DAXstic guy. :grinning: