It has been a very long time that I take advantage of SQL Server Profiler to diagnose my knowledge fashions within the Energy BI Desktop. I wrote a weblog put up in June 2016 about connecting to the underlying Energy BI Desktop mannequin from completely different instruments, together with SQL Server Administration Studio (SSMS), Excel and SQL Server Profiler. On this fast put up, I share a pbitool.json file that you should use to register the SQL Server Profiler as an exterior device. Learn extra about easy methods to register an exterior device right here. That is fairly useful as this manner to make use of SQL Server Profiler to diagnose Energy BI Desktop while not having to seek out the diagnostic port. As an exterior device, the SQL Server Profiler robotically connects to the info mannequin by way of the diagnostic port. You possibly can obtain the sqlserverprofiler.pbitool.json file from right here. After you obtain the file you possibly can open it in a textual content editor to see or modify the JSON code. If you’re utilizing SSMS 18, then you don’t even want to switch the file. For those who use a unique model, the one factor it’s important to change is the “path”.
Simply copy the sqlserverprofiler.pbitool.json file to the next location:
- For 64-bit surroundings use: %commonprogramfiles(x86)%Microsoft SharedPower BI DesktopExternal Instruments
- For 32-bit surroundings use: %commonprogramfilespercentMicrosoft SharedPower BI DesktopExternal Instruments
Now you can open Energy BI Desktop and you will note SQL Server Profiler seems within the Exterior Instruments tab.
After you click on the SQL Server Profiler from the Exterior Instruments tab, it robotically connects to your knowledge mannequin by way of the diagnostic port as proven within the following picture:
I hope you get pleasure from this fast tip. As at all times, I’d like to find out about your ideas.