File Extension Library

.PBIX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .PBIX files and how to open them?

Can't open .PBIX file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PBIX file.

What is a .PBIX file extension?

.PBIX file extension is created by Microsoft. .PBIX has been classified as Data Files. The format of .PBIX file is Zip.

.PBIX is Power BI Desktop File

A PBIX file is a document created by Power BI Desktop, a Microsoft application used to create reports and visualizations. It contains queries, data models, visualizations, settings, and reports added by the user.

PBIX file open in Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2

The PBIX file is the primary file type created by Power BI Desktop along with the .PBIT template. The file is used to store all of the data visualization information. You can create the PBIX file by selecting File → Save or File →Save As.

PBIX files are saved in the Office XML format, which is used to save .DOCX, .XLSX, and .PPTX files. The format stores a PBIX file as a collection of files and folders in a compressed zip package. If you need to manually view the contents you can rename the ".pbix" extension to ".zip" to create a .ZIP file and then extract the contents of the file.

Power BI Desktop is a data visualization program typically used for business purposes. The application allows you to connect to data sources such as XLSX, .CSV, and .XML files or SQL server, Access, and IBM databases. The program can also connect to a variety of online services including SharePoint, Salesforce, and Google Analytics.

After connecting data sources, you can combine and shape the data and build reports. You can customize the visualizations of reports, which includes the graph type, colors, and filters. When you save all this information, Power BI Desktop stores it in the PBIX file.

List of all softwares that can open the Power BI Desktop File
Microsoft Power BI Desktop

How to fix problems with .PBIX files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PBIX files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PBIX file format
  2. You need to check the .PBIX file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)