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September 2021 Power BI Update
Part three of a seven-part series of blogs

The September 2021 update to Power BI introduces even more features for customising buttons, a Power Automate connector and line chart series labels, along with a few other small changes.

  1. September 2021 Power BI Update
  2. You can use shapes and icons as buttons
  3. Running Power Automate flows from Power BI reports (this blog)
  4. You can now label line chart series
  5. Suppressing totals on waterfall charts
  6. Changes to DAX
  7. Pictorial histograms using the Graphomate custom visual

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Posted by Andy Brown on 28 September 2021

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Running Power Automate flows from Power BI reports

You can now call Power Automate flows from within your Power BI reports:

Power BI Automate

Start by adding a Power BI Automate connector visual to your report.


After adding a Power Automate visual, you need to edit it:

Editing Power Automate visual

Click on the visual, then choose Edit from the visual header menu to edit it.

You can now create or choose a Power Automate flow:

Choosing a flow

Create a new flow or choose an existing one.

For example, you could use this to refresh a dataset or to export data to an Excel workbook.

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