Problem: The ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visualization fails to fully initialize using Microsoft Edge


In some circumstances, the ArcGIS Maps for PowerBI visualization may fail to fully initialize in Microsoft Edge.


This is due to corruption of the Microsoft Edge browser. The most common workflow when this occurs as described as follows:

  1. Create a new report or load an existing report using Power BI.
  2. Add the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visualization to the report.
  3. Add a spatial dataset, such as X/Y coordinates, or a Single Line Address, to the appropriate Power BI field well.
  4. The ArcGIS Maps for PowerBI visual may fail to fully initialize, as shown in the following image.
image of dialog box showing initialization failure

Solution or Workaround

Re-install and re-initialize the Edge browser.  To do this, Run PowerShell as Administrator and execute the following code:

Remove-Item $Env:LocalAppData\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* -Force -Recurse

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register  "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}