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Export PowerBI Desktop to CSV/Excel II (remove cap)

This is the continuation of the highly acclaimed "Export PowerBI Desktop to CSV/Excel". It is interesting how you can export from plenty of sources, but are locked up after you complete your analysis.

Lets say recently I faced the challenge of cleaning a database with up to 2 million rows. Although I could import the CSV file to PBI had to select carefully what to export through R interface.

Yes, current CSV export is limited to 10k rows and through R 150k rows. Why I cant have my database back to upload into the system?

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  • Max Eckemoff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to happen. And it is as simple as changing a limitation field. There should not be a limit for .CSV exports via Power BI Desktop.

  • J Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We were evaluating Power BI as a replacement for Cognos, but the 30,000 row limit on CSV exports cripples the tool to the point that we are no longer considering it. Which is really a pity since it does so many neat things.

  • Steven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that the original idea should not be considered completed. 10,000 rows will not cut it for most users. Moving data back and forth between PBI and Excel should be a seamless process. Perhaps an admin could shed some light on the reason(s) that this basic functionality appears to be being held back.

  • Engaged User commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sorry, I meant "It is interesting how you can IMPORT from plenty of sources..." odd I cant edit the comment without deleting it...

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