Control-M for Power BI

Microsoft Power BI jobs enable you to run workflows for data visualization.

Control-M for Power BI enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any Power BI endpoint from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate Power BI jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Execute Power BI jobs that run a Data Refresh or Pipeline Deployment, which can sync development, test, and production workspaces.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of Power BI jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your Power BI jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for Power BI including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.
  • Run 50 Power BI jobs simultaneously per Agent.

Control-M for Power BI Compatibility

Control-M for Power BI supports integration with the Power BI Cloud (SaaS) solution, but not with Power BI on-Premises.

The following table lists the prerequisites that are required to use the Power BI plug-in, each with its minimum required version.

Control-M Application Integrator9.0.20.201
Control-M Web9.0.20.200
Control-M Automation API9.0.20.250

Control-M for Power BI is supported on Control-M Web and Control-M Automation API, but not on Control-M client.

To download the required installation files for each prerequisite, see Obtaining Control-M Installation Files.

Setting up Power BI in Azure

To enable proper function of the Control-M for Power BI plug-in, you must perform several s etup tasks in Azure. These tasks are described in Setting Up for Power BI in Azure.

Setting up Control-M for Power BI

This procedure describes how to deploy the Power BI plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a Power BI job in Control-M Web and Automation API.

NOTE: Integration plug-ins released by BMC require an Application Integrator installation at your site. However, these plug-ins are not editable and you cannot import them into Application Integrator. To deploy these integrations to your Control-M environment, you import them directly into Control-M using Control-M Automation API.

Before you Begin

Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Automation API Installation.


  1. Create a temporary directory to save the downloaded files.

  2. Download the Power BI plug-in f rom the Control-M for Power BI download page in the EPD site.
  3. Install the Power BI plug-in via one of the following methods:
    • (For version 9.0.21.or later) Use the Provision service of Automation API:
      1. As an administrator on the Control-M/EM Server, store the downloaded zip file in the following location.
        Within several minutes, the zip file is available in all Control-M interfaces associated with the Control-M/EM.
        • Linux: $HOME/ctm_em/AUTO_DEPLOY
        • Windows: <EM_HOME>\AUTO_DEPLOY
      2. As an application user on the Agent machine, run the provision image command, as follows:
        • Linux: ctm provision image MBI_plugin.Linux
        • Windows: ctm provision image MBI_plugin.Windows
    • (For versions lower than 9.0.21) Use the Deploy service of Automation API, as described in deploy jobtype.
  4. Create a Power BI connection profile in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:
  5. Define a Power BI job in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is MBI042022.

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