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Ensuring Seamless Access:
Simulating and Validating User Interactions
with Power BI Reports using Wiiisdom


Power BI report testing automation: simulating user interactions

There are many reasons why a Power BI report may not be opened. Changes in the data source, data refresh errors, security and permission adjustment, or corrupted files due to design updates can all play their parts in a report not opening. Of course, it would be great if these changes were successfully made and tested to ensure end-users don’t face them–but that’s not always the case. The development of new reports is on the rise, and manually testing this growing number of reports is a challenge that is not getting any easier.

Business users and executives in your organization rely on the reports to make strategic decisions. Validating the correct opening of all visualizations in a Power BI report is a crucial task that ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the insights delivered. Moreover, it upholds the credibility of the report and enhances trust in the data-driven insights it provides. This article will show you how you can validate the opening of all visualizations through Power BI report testing automation using Wiiisdom.


Wiiisdom for Power BI to the rescue!

With the latest release of Wiiisdom for Power BI, a new task is introduced to help enable users with a key element in every testing framework; validating the correct opening of all pages in a report. It may seem simple enough, “does my report open today?” However, one of the most requested tasks from testers has always been to ensure reports can be opened and viewed on a regular basis.

The Report Opening Testing tasks is designed to simulate an end-user opening a report. Simply create a new pipeline in Wiiisdom for Power BI, add the Report Opening Testing task (as seen in the screenshot below), and choose from the Reports that exist within a specified workspace:


The step-by-step process of adding the Report Opening Testing task to a pipeline and selecting the report(s) to be used in this task.

After completing this task, you can run it or schedule it, and activate notifications via email or Slack. This pipeline will provide you with ease of mind that if there are any issues with the report opening, you will be notified before the business users or executives identify the error.


Ending the step-by-step process with alerts and notifications (e-mails, Slack. Teams, …)

To troubleshoot the errors, simply navigate to the Execution page of the pipeline to discover details with the issue:


The Executions page provides the necessary information to begin troubleshooting errors.

Clicking the See Details button will reveal what error your business users will be faced with.


The details provide users with a screenshot of what end-users view as the error.

Knowing there is an error helps with the next step: solving the error! Catching the errors early will lead to a faster resolution of those errors, which all can help with the maintenance of analytics governance.


If there are no errors, end-users can open the pages of each report as seen in this example.


Bring automation to your Power BI report testing

Are you ready to implement automated testing to your Power BI reports? Wiiisdom for Power BI allows you to validate that every visualization in your reports opens successfully and alerts you of any errors, allowing you to proactively solve the error before your business stakeholders see it. To discover more about our testing solutions, get in touch with us today.

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