Import report template into existing report
Currently we can import a Report Template into Power BI Desktop and create a new report using it. However, it would be useful to have the option of importing a Report Template into an existing report. The option to select which Report Pages to import from the Report Template would be even more powerful and advantageous.
This would help with merging new report pages into existing report pages in scenerio where one report is being used as a dashboard from which ever increasing reports would be added or existing reports modified outside of the original dashboard report.
Very much needed!
Arpit Jain commented
Really require this! I have multiple KPI dashboards each based on a separate data source. Now, I would like to combine all dashboards into a single .pbix file. This idea would come in very handy and will save a lot of time.
Austin I commented
Has there been any update on this? This would be incredibly useful for a couple of the reports I have been creating!
Sara Ricketts commented
Completely agree with all the other posters here - this is an absolute must! What's the point in having a template if you can only apply it to a new report!
We need this rapid! Other tools make this(example: Xcelsius)
Good idea but even better would be nice to be able to nominate a template file for each report which would get "merged" with report on a live basis or maybe when published automatically.
For example, you could create a template file called companyX which has it's logo, some standard tiles, colors, etc.
Then each report could have this template specified.
This means if we want to change the logo or some other aspect of the template you only need to change it in one place and it will alter all reports based on this.
This would be extremely helpful in branding existing reports.
Deepak Kaushik -Microsoft MVP commented
I'm working with many clients with existing reports, but I have to go ahead with old template as we don't have option to include new template in old reports.
This Feature would increase POWER BI acceptance and flexibility.
This would be very helpful since I have a bank of reports that I use that have to be rebranded and I was wondering if there was a simpler way to do that.
Great idea - that'd be very useful for our customers
Taran Sohal commented
this would help many of our customers with existing reports.