Quick Tip: Add Power BI to Your Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Desktop After Upgrading

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Problem

After upgrading to Dynamics GP 2016 R2 and obtaining the Client ID through the Power BI registration process, you are unable to add Power BI to your Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Desktop.

Note:  This issue only occurs if you are not adding the Power BI functionality to your GP 2016 R2 web client or if you are not using the web client.

Quick Tip: Add Power BI to Your Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Desktop After Upgrading

The option to add Power BI to your desktop remains grayed out.

Quick Tip: Add Power BI to Your Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Desktop After Upgrading

Solution

Even though you are not using the GP 2016 R2 web client or do not want to deploy the Power BI functionality to the web client, you must still check the “Using Web Client?” checkbox and populate the Redeploy/Redirect URL test field.

Intuitively you would not check the “Using Web Client” checkbox if it has not been deployed. However, it always needs to be enabled and the Reply/Redirect URL field needs to be populated. This is currently a bug in Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Ver. 16.00.0558.

The option to add Power BI to your desktop is now available.


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