Running an R Visualization from the Marketplace in Power BI

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In the previous posts, we installed R for Windows and RStudio as an IDE for R. Both are configured to work with Power BI. In this post, we will run an R Visualization from the Power BI marketplace.

In Power BI Desktop, under Visualizations select Import from Marketplace:

Note you can see these visualizations from AppSource at

Let’s install the Outlier Detection visualization from Microsoft. In Power BI Desktop, select Import from Marketplace:

Find the Outliers Detection visualization:

The new visual will be installed:

Click the Icon to add it to the canvas:

You will see the message. Click Enable:

Clicking Review, we can see more details about the R script:

Click Install. Note on clicking Install, you may be prompted to install any R packages, which looks something like below from a different package install:

Once installed, you can use the visualization by clicking on the new icon and adding fields:

You are now using R visualizations from the marketplace in Power BI. Next, let’s look at how to use the R Visualization in Power BI Desktop.



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, BI, Web, Cloud and Data Science.

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