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Microsoft Power BI Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core

Welcome to the PowerShell community for Microsoft Power BI. Here you will find resources and source for PowerShell modules targeting PowerBI.

For questions or issues using the modules, please log an issue and we will respond as quickly as possible.

PowerShell modules

Below is a table of the various Power BI PowerShell modules found in this repository.

Description Module Name PowerShell Gallery link
Rollup Module for Power BI Cmdlets MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt
Admin module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Admin MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Admin
Capacities module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Capacities MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Capacities
Data module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Data MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Data
Profile module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Profile MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Profile
Reports module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Reports MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Reports
Workspaces module for Power BI MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Workspaces MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Workspaces

More documentation can be found at

Supported environments and PowerShell versions

  • Windows PowerShell v3.0 and up with .NET 4.7.1 or above.
  • PowerShell Core (v6) and up on any OS platform supported by PowerShell Core.


The cmdlets are available on PowerShell Gallery and can be installed in an elevated PowerShell session:

Install-Module -Name MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt

Optionally you could install individual modules (based on your needs) instead of the rollup module, for example if you only wanted the Workspaces module:

Install-Module -Name MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt.Workspaces

If you have an earlier version, you can update to the latest version by running:

Update-Module -Name MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt


If you want to uninstall all the Power BI PowerShell cmdlets, run the following in an elevated PowerShell session:

Get-Module MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt* -ListAvailable | Uninstall-Module -Force


Two scopes are supported by cmdlets that interact with Power BI entities:

  • Individual is used to access entities that belong to the current user.
  • Organization is used to access entities across the entire company. Only Power BI tenant admins are allowed to use.

If the -Scope parameter doesn't exist on the cmdlet, the entity doesn't support an Administrative API.

Log in to Power BI

Connect-PowerBIServiceAccount   # or use aliases: Login-PowerBIServiceAccount, Login-PowerBI

Get workspaces

Get workspaces for the user. By default (i.e. without -First parameter) it shows the first 100 workspaces assigned to the user:


Use the -All parameter to show all workspaces assigned to the user:

Get-PowerBIWorkspace -All

If you are a tenant administrator, you can view all workspaces in your tenant by adding -Scope Organization:

Get-PowerBIWorkspace -Scope Organization -All

Update workspace

Update the name or description of a user's workspace:

Set-PowerBIWorkspace -Scope Organization -Id "3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc" -Name "Test Name" -Description "Test Description"

Add new user to workspace

Add a user to a given workspace:

Add-PowerBIWorkspaceUser -Scope Organization -Id 3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc -UserEmailAddress -AccessRight Admin

Add new service principal to workspace

Add a service principal to a given workspace:

Add-PowerBIWorkspaceUser -WorkspaceId 3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc -Identifier "09934a8f-5066-44b2-91a6-f4987c76ae9e" -AccessRight Contributor -PrincipalType App

Add new group to workspace

Add a group to a given workspace:

Add-PowerBIWorkspaceUser -WorkspaceId 3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc -Identifier "ddc3ecc2-e17e-4353-9b42-964b55500e0f" -AccessRight Contributor -PrincipalType Group

Remove a user from a given workspace

Remove user's permissions from a given workspace:

Remove-PowerBIWorkspaceUser -Scope Organization -Id 3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc -UserEmailAddress

Get workspace migration status

Get Power BI workspace migration status:

Get-PowerBIWorkspaceMigrationStatus -Id 038f9a64-1fcd-42f2-957a-13a63b3d3235

Restore workspace

To view deleted workspaces as a tenant administrator:

Get-PowerBIWorkspace -Scope Organization -Deleted -All

Restores a deleted workspace:

Restore-PowerBIWorkspace -Id "3244f1c1-01cf-457f-9383-6035e4950fdc" -RestoredName "TestWorkspace" -AdminEmailAddress ""

Recover orphaned workspaces

A workspace becomes orphaned when it has no assigned administrators. If you are a tenant administrator, run the following to view all orphaned workspaces:

Get-PowerBIWorkspace -Scope Organization -Orphaned -All

To correct this issue, use:

Add-PowerBIWorkspaceUser -Scope Organization -Id f2a0fae5-1c37-4ee6-97da-c9d31851fe17 -UserPrincipalName '' -AccessRight Admin

Get reports

Get all reports for the user:


If you are a tenant administrator, you can view all reports in your tenant by using assigning -Scope Organization:

Get-PowerBIReport -Scope Organization

Get dashboards

Get dashboards for the user:


If you are a tenant administrator, you can view all dashboards in your tenant by adding -Scope Organization:

Get-PowerBIDashboard -Scope Organization

Get tiles

Get tiles within a dashboard:

Get-PowerBITile -DashboardId 9a58d5e5-61bc-447c-86c4-e221128b1c99

Get imports

Get Power BI imports:


Create report

Create a report in Power BI by uploading a *.pbix file:

New-PowerBIReport -Path .\newReport.pbix -Name 'New Report'

By default, the report is placed in the user's My Workspace. To place in a different workspace, use the -WorkspaceId or -Workspace parameters:

New-PowerBIReport -Path .\newReport.pbix -Name 'New Report' -WorkspaceId f95755a1-950c-46bd-a912-5aab4012a06d

Export report

Export a Power BI report to *.pbix file:

Export-PowerBIReport -Id b48c088c-6f4e-4b7a-b015-d844ab534b2a -OutFile .\exportedReport.pbix

If the workspace exists outside the My Workspace, export with the WorkspaceId or -Workspace parameter:

Export-PowerBIReport -Id b48c088c-6f4e-4b7a-b015-d844ab534b2a -OutFile .\exportedReport.pbix -WorkspaceId 3bdd9735-0ab5-4f21-bd5d-87e7f1d7fb84

Get datasets

Get Power BI datasets:


Update dataset storage mode

Set Power BI dataset to use Premium Files for storage mode:

Set-PowerBIDataset -Id 038f9a64-1fcd-42f2-957a-13a63b3d3235 -TargetStorageMode PremiumFiles

Get datasources

Get Power BI datasources for a dataset:

Get-PowerBIDatasource -DatasetId 65d7d7e5-8af0-4e94-b20b-50a882ae15e1

Get tables

Get Power BI tables contained within a dataset:

Get-PowerBITable -DatasetId 65d7d7e5-8af0-4e94-b20b-50a882ae15e1

Call the Power BI Rest API

For Power BI API that lacks corresponding cmdlets, you can reuse the authenticated session from Connect-PowerBIServiceAccount to make custom REST requests:

Invoke-PowerBIRestMethod -Url 'reports/4eb4c303-d5ac-4a2d-bf1e-39b35075d983/Clone' -Method Post -Body ([pscustomobject]@{name='Cloned report'; targetModelId='adf823b5-a0de-4b9f-bcce-b17d774d2961'; targetWorkspaceId='45ee15a7-0e8e-45b0-8111-ea304ada8d7d'} | ConvertTo-Json -Depth 2 -Compress)

If you want to use the authenticated session outside of PowerShell, get the access token by using:

Get-PowerBIAccessToken -AsString

Troubleshooting errors

To get more information about an error returned back from the cmdlets, use:

Resolve-PowerBIError -Last

This information can be useful for opening support tickets for Power BI.

Issues and feedback

If you find any bugs or would like to see certain functionality implemented for the PowerShell Cmdlets for Power BI, please file an issue here. If the issue is an error returned from the cmdlets, add detail from Resolve-PowerBIError to the issue.

If your issue is broader than just the PowerShell cmdlets, please submit your feedback to the Power BI Community or the official Power BI Support site.

We track our roadmap of planned features in

Reporting security issues

Security issues and bugs should be reported privately, via email, to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) at

You should receive a response within 24 hours. If for some reason you do not, please follow up via email to ensure we received your original message. Further information, including the MSRC PGP key, can be found in the Security TechCenter.


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

More information about contributing can be found in this CONTRIBUTING guide.


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