How to purchase and license Drill Down Visuals bundle on Microsoft AppSource

When purchasing ZoomCharts Drill Down Visuals on Microsoft AppSource, you can choose between two options – a single visual or the full bundle. Due to the limitations of AppSource, the license activation for the Drill Down Visuals bundle is done manually with a custom theme. This is a step-by-step guide on how to purchase the full Drill Down Visuals bundle and activate your licenses within Power BI Desktop.

Step 1: Purchase the Drill Down Visuals bundle

Open the product page of any ZoomCharts custom visual on AppSource and press Buy now. Each product page will give you the option between buying a single visual or the entire visual bundle. The latter will give you the access to all our Power BI visuals, regardless on which product the initial purchase was made.

Visual Bundle

You will be forwarded to the checkout page where you can choose between monthly or yearly billing cycles and select the number of licenses you want to purchase. Afterwards, confirm your payment details and complete the purchase.

Step 2: Verify your purchase

Once you have purchased your required amount of Drill Down Visuals bundle licenses, you will receive an e-mail from our support team with the purchase confirmation. This process usually takes between 24 to 48 hours.

The e-mail will also contain the custom theme file that will be used to license your visuals in Power BI. If you haven’t received your e-mail, contact [email protected] You can then forward the file to all your licensed users via e-mail or other internal communication channels.

Step 3: License your visuals with the custom theme file

Before you can start using the PRO features of ZoomCharts visuals, you need to verify the license. For this process, you need the custom theme file that you received in the confirmation e-mail. Once you have downloaded the .json file, follow these steps:

  1. Select the View tab on the ribbon menu
  2. Expand the theme window
  3. Click Browse for themes to load the custom theme file.
Import custom theme

Locate the custom theme file (usually in the Downloads folder) and press the Open button. The custom theme file contains the necessary key and hash to verify the license, so you can start using the PRO features of Drill Down Visuals. Due to Power BI limitations, you will have to repeat this process for every new report you create.

License from downloads

It is always recommended to apply the theme before adding any Drill Down Visuals to your report. However, if you’re using a report template and the visuals keep showing the trial message after importing the custom theme, you can troubleshoot that by opening the License Settings menu in the formatting pane and clicking Reset to Default. This action will clear these fields and override any value that might conflict with the custom theme’s key and hash.

Visualization pane

Step 4: Add Drill Down Visuals to Power BI

Press the Download button on the AppSource product page to download the .pbiviz file. Afterwards, open Power BI and press the ellipsis icon in the Visualizations panel. Press Import a visual from a file and locate the file you just downloaded. The visual’s icon will appear in the list of visualizations.

Visualization pane

Alternatively, press Get more visuals if you want to browse AppSource within Power BI and download the visual directly. Enter the name of the visual into the search bar, open the product page and press Add to download it.

PBI Marketplace

Afterwards, you can start importing data set to start creating your report.