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Increase the data export row limit (30,000 rows max) in Power BI Report Server

The capability to export raw data from Power BI is an important function for many users.

Presently, the export data limits are as follows and confirmed at the community link below.

- Power BI Service (cloud platform): 150,000 row maximum
- Power BI Report Server (on-premise platform): 30,000 row maximum

Please increase the export limit setting on Report Server to match that of Service. Better yet, increase them both to a much higher limit as requested by others in separate idea posts.

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    Ken Wetherell shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminChris Finlan (Admin, Microsoft Power BI) responded  · 

    Hi all,

    We’re actively reviewing this functionality to see if this limit could be lifted for Power BI Report Server. We’ll keep you up to date on our plans, and thanks for your feedback to date!



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      • Carlos Brenes Víquez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would like to share our reports on a wider basis and to maintain them on one central place, but we need to increase the download limit on the web-platform of the Power BI server.

      • Anna Whisenhunt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I second the request to increase (or eliminate) the limit on the report server. Our business processes more than >30000 transactions at once; while there is a work around, it is disruptive and time consuming.

      • Markus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please increase the download limit on the report server. I guess it has been set to not reduce performance but if it's running on an own server environment it would be good to let the customer decide what is more important - speed vs quantity. I suggest to make the download limit part of the customization of each individual Power BI report server admin.

      • Manish Siwach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Chris, Any update on lifting the 30k limitation on Power BI Report Server. Earliest reply is of great help for us to decide on Power BI or Tableau.

      • Kenny Miller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello all,

        We are excited about what Microsoft is doing in the space of data visualization but it would be very beneficial to our customers to increase the export limitation to 150,000 rows. Can you please update us on the status of this item. How many votes do we need?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Chris,

        Do you have any updates on removing the row restriction when exporting from PBI RS?


      • Jeff Messer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One more bump on this, first posted in January, Chris commented mid-year, it's now December...lifting these kids of limits really should be a priority.

      • Vic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PowreBI is very limiting in what it can do. Tableau on the other hand can export 1M rows vs PowerBI is limited to 30K rows. I don't get why Microsoft provides tools which are so half baked.

      • Karine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update ?
        All settings we put on previous version are now completely unuseful due to this limitation

      • Mary Barber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        are there any updates to this issue? We just had a PBI upgrade, and now have the 30k limit, which is causing many difficulties for us. This limit definitely needs to be removed. Thanks so much!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, any news about this limitation?
        As can be seen, as a table option, for example, the option of number of lines per page, limiting each page to 30 thousand lines, but for data export this limit has to increase.

      • sato89 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Chris.
        Are there any news about the increasing of the rows limitation? It would be better to introduce this improvement as soon as possible.
        Thank you for your answer.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What is the status of increasing the limit of the export feature of Power BI Report Server on premise to export?

      • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like this idea.

        Perhaps as well (since there will likely be some limit no matter what that users can hit), prompt the user that their desired export is being truncated, when they go beyond the limit.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Chris, any further progress?
        For geo spatial applications using custom visuals 30.000 is really limiting.

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