It appears that ESRI Maps are disabled in Report server and you can only use the Desktop version with a locally published file. How come?
Hey John - a primary use case for Power BI Report Server is to work in a disconnected / offline environment. The ArcGIS Maps visual relies upon a connection to Esri servers for nearly all of its functionality. The visual just wouldn't work in a disconnected environment, so the decision was made to only make it available in Power BI Service, Desktop, and Mobile.
I'm not sure I understand the second part of your question about a locally published file - can you expand on that a bit?
Hey Scott –
What is Power BI service? How does that differ from Report Server? The local file reference just means we can build a Power BI report, save to a shared file location and others can consume it. We want to be able to have reports/analytics with a Map that can be published to other users in the org.
Thanks – John Z
Hey John - Power BI service is the 'cloud' version of Power BI. Microsoft thinks 'cloud first' so features and functions will often come to Power BI service first. More info about Power BI service here: Get started with Power BI service (Power BI online) - Power BI | Microsoft Docs
Thanks for the info about the local file reference. I'm assuming that local file would still be built using Power BI report server as the backend, correct? If so, that will prevent you from being able to use ArcGIS Maps for Power BI unfortunately.
Thanks Scott, that’s what I thought, but just wanted to be clear. ☺ -JZ
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