Disable Analyze in Excel feature without disabling 'Export Data'
Currently under the Tenant Administrative Settings, disabling 'Analyze in Excel' does not prohibit users from using the tool. The only fix is to also disable 'Export Data'. A tool which I would like to keep since it only shares data that is explicitly included in my report, and none of the underlying data.
I found this really helpful. They should still give the option to disable the feature, but there is a workaround in my case. https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Disable-Analyse-in-Excel/m-p/623319#M62168
Si Mu commented
This is an extremely important feature to add in order to avoid to expose the entire model to Excel.
Also a simple export in CSV of the underlying visual would be already great.
This entire feature is extremely disingenuous.
There's a whole set of features to limit data exposure and control downloads, at a per report level, but analyze in excel supersedes it all. There's simply no way to provide a visualization in power bi without giving users access to the underlying sensitive data.
Marc Ybarsabal commented
I would like to be able to disable "Analyze with Excel" at the dataset level (while allowing download summary).
If you disable "Analyze in Excel", the download option would only allow summary and not underlying data.
Totally agree about the no-brainer comment. Should be a quick "win" change.
Also, is there a possibility that another solution to the issue is disabling at the Workspace level?
Peter Darragh commented
I agree, this setting must be a dataset-level setting, Not just a tenant-level setting.
Yes, this is critical. Exporting from a visual is far more controlled to help users get the right data, and analyze in excel can reveal all tables, including background info and tables that the model owner wants to protect. Yes, tables can be hidden, but from what I see, they all get unhidden at the first refresh!
This is a no brainer! Report writers should have the ability to control what is available to the end user.
Please fix this.
It would be great to have a toggle for enable/disable Analyze in Excel -- by dataset, report, dashboard when publishing an App in Power BI Service.
Agreed with the other person's comment -- this is important to protect certain underlying data tables.
This is a must to protect underlaying data in the model