Importing Zebra BI visuals into your Power BI

To start creating stunning reports with the Zebra BI visuals for Power BI, you just need to import them from the Microsoft AppSource into your Power BI Desktop. To unlock the full (Pro) version, you have to activate your Zebra BI license key as well.

Below you will find instructions for importing the Free version and for activating your Pro license.

Don't worry, it's super easy and takes only a few minutes. 😊

Import visuals from Microsoft AppSource

Open your Power BI Desktop.

In Power BI Desktop, go to the visualization pane, click on the three dots, and select Get more visuals. This opens the Microsoft AppSource.

In the AppSource, search for Zebra BI. There are two Zebra BI custom visuals Zebra BI Charts and Zebra BI Tables so make sure to import both of them.

First, select Zebra BI Charts and click Add.

In Power BI Desktop you will see a confirmation that the visual has been imported successfully. Simply confirm with OK.

Repeat the same thing for Zebra BI Tables.

Now you should see both Zebra BI custom visuals in your visualization pane.

To make it easier to access your new Zebra BI visuals, our friendly advice is to pin them to your visualizations pane. To do that, right-click the visual and select “Pin to visualizations pane”. Do this for both of the visuals.

And you're all set to start using the Free version! 👏

Activate Your Zebra BI PRO license

To experience the full functionality of Zebra BI visuals for Power BI you will need a activate a Pro license on top of the free version on Appsource.

How to unlock all functionalities of Zebra BI?

If you already requested a 30-day free Pro trial or bought a license, then just follow the steps below to activate it. The entire thing could take less than a minute.

1. Insert any data in a blank visual

To insert your license key, first add any data to a Zebra Bi visual

2. Click the on the Zebra BI logo in the top-right corner

Here you will be prompted to either start a free trial, enter the license key, or buy the license. Copy and paste the license key you received via email after you signed up for Pro trial or after you purchased your licenses. Click Confirm.

Activate your zebra bi license key by clicking on the Zebra BI logo in the top-right corner of the visual

Keep in mind that since there are two different Zebra BI visuals (Charts and Tables) and you have to activate each one independently. Luckily, the same Pro license key works for both visuals, so you can just repeat the same process with the other visual.

That's it! You're now ready to start creating insightful and actionable reports and dashboards! 💪


P.S.: If all went well you should get a confirmation message after inserting the key. If you are facing any difficulties, just shoot us a message at [email protected] and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Next Step…

Read the article Getting started with Zebra BI visuals for Power BI or watch an introductory video:

Zebra BI are currently the only Power BI custom visuals certified by both Microsoft and IBCS standards.