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Download Reports to a .pbix file

Have the ability to download Reports from the service to a local .pbix file that can be modified in the designer application.

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    Jack Bender shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Tim Windsor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to see security appropriately applied though please.. The ability to export data to excel is causing controversy in Government departments. Please simply allow on members of a group to download the pbix.. / data model

      • Adam Pratt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like a fundamental flaw and definitely effects my efficiency. Lets say I am out and about with my tablet on site: I speak to a client and make an adjustments to a report for him on the spot through the web interface (it is not a Microsoft tablet ). He would be immediately happy, but I am generally less happy as I now need to wait until I get back to the office and replicate these changes to the desktop version and republish. Double the time halves the revenue.

      • Tony Sellars commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an important feature with respect to transferring user constructed reports to a more structured officially supported (and source controlled) format.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Without this, team development is nearly impossible limiting a lot of enterprises from being able to use it.

      • Jim Cantwell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I figured this would be a basic feature. Now I find myself redoing edits in desktop version. PMs should have had this on their radar very early on.

      • James Lovegrove commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Shouldn't all changes be made in the Desktop and then published to app.powerbi.com? - Why can't users adapt to this?

      • Bjoern Sjut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There's also another reason: If we push in data via the PowerBI REST API, we can't really model it with DAX, as we can't get it out to PowerBI desktop

      • Sam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This was a supported feature in PowerPivot wherein a business analyst could put together a data model based on their (better) understanding of their data. They'd then pass it on to IT team so that they could perf tune, enhance and support the original data model by extracting it as a Tabular Cube using Visual Studio. Even though we have made forward progress in terms the whole PowerBI offering (desktop app, cloud service, mobile), we are still going backwards w.r.t the IT-specific feature set. It's unbelievable!

      • Venkataraman R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        being able to extract powerbi dashboard as pbix will help us to carry forward the work from another machine, if required and in case the original pbix file is lost.

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