Thank you for installing the COVID-19 Power BI app from Microsoft AppSource. We hope you find it useful. The free app loads data for the current month. To lift the refresh limits, subscribe here.
After subscribing you will gain the license to modify the Power BI report file (pbix) and reuse it. If you decide to cancel your subscription (You can request cancellation here), you will not be authorized to reuse the Power BI report file or its source code. The subscription for a single developer. You can set the quantity on the subscription page by the number of developers needed.
How to connect the app
After you install the app, go to the app, and click Connect your data. In Subscription Email, enter none, or subscribe here. Enter the email address you used during the subscription to lift refresh limits. Then click Next.
In the next screen, select Anonymous as the Authentication method and then Public as Privacy level. Click Sign in and continue. Repeat this step for the second data source.
In the next screen, repeat the previous step: Select Anonymous as the Authentication method and then Public as Privacy level. Click Sign in and connect.
How to activate the subscription
After you install the app, you can subscribe here to lift refresh limits and gain a license to make modifications to the pbix file. Go to the workspace and click the ellipsis of the dataset. Then click Settings. In Parameters, enter the same email address you used for the subscription in Subscription Email parameter, and click Apply. Then proceed with schedule refresh (explained below).
Download the pbix file
After you install the app you can download the report file (pbix). you can use it as-is for free, but if you are looking to make any changes, you can subscribe here. To download the report file, install the app. Select the COVID-19 workspace and then click on the report. Then, in the File drop-down menu, select Download this file.
What is the last date I should see in the report?
The dataset imports the CSV files from Johns Hopkins University’s Github here. Check that website to find out when was the last time the CSV files were updated as shown here:
Johns Hopkins data is newer than the data in the report. What should I do?
Go to the Workspace where you installed the app and check if you have any refresh errors in the dataset. If you don’t have any errors, set the dataset to refresh by applying a scheduled refresh as explained here.
The refresh has failed due to this error: “Information needed in order to combine data.”
If you get a refresh error like the one below, you can fix this issue in a few simple steps.
Go to the workspace and click the ellipsis of the dataset. Then click Settings.
Click Edit Credentials for both Web data sources.
For the two Web data sources, select Anonymous in Authentication Method. Then, select Public in Privacy level and click Sign in.
Go back to the workspace and select the dataset. Click Refresh and ensure the refresh was completed successfully. Next, open the report and click Refresh as shown below.
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