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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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      • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't see any option to download a pbix for *any* combination of dashboard, report and data source. In other words, other comments seem to say that such a download *is* possible in certain limited contexts - but I don't see the capability in *any* context.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to be able to download reports as .pbix for web version reports that generated from Excel saved on SharePoint Online.

      • Julius Abate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is NOT COMPLETE. Using an Analysis Services data source I don't have the option to save a .pbix. This means if I create a report in the web application there is no way of backing it up. Considering the reports are just MDX queries this really needs to be taken care of.

      • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, not complete. There is the option to download to PowerPoint but not .pbix file.

      • Andy L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed, not complete. I have been trying to download the stock Project WebApp dashboard to modify it for our use - but it is still not available.

      • ZLJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This definitely is not complete. Whilst the preview functionality is useful, the fact that only the publisher can download the PBIX, and only if it was published recently, makes it pretty far off a final solution.

      • Chris.Bailiss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have to agree, this feature is ABSOLUTELY NOT COMPLETE. I need to be able to download all reports, etc created in the service in a single file. At the moment there is no way to download for backup, versioning, etc items created in the service.

        In many organisations, only a small number of users have the desktop tool and many more use pre-built models to create reports directly in the online tool. Microsoft have fundamentally misunderstood the requirement here and how many users are actually using Power BI.

      • Jarkko Suominen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The feature is still in preview and missing a lot of functionalities to actually call it complete. Please return this to it's correct state.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope the above comments from Microsoft are just a mistake ? There was active talk from Microsoft that saving .pbix files from the service when created first in the service, was the next thing to tackle. Now at face value that all seems to be ignored ? Most people (including one of our new consultants) setup our Reports and Dashboards in the service, only to find there was then now way to take a local backup for security or for editing. Please comment on this Microsoft as this feature is useless without that capability.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to download .pbix created with older versions of powerBI Desktop. It contínuos to be impossible to do that....

      • Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry but this this is really bullshit - The feature IS NOT complete.

        As everyone here is noticing:
        "The request was to download .pbix files from the service - INCLUDING items created initially in the service."

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry but this is not complete. The request was to download .pbix files from the service - INCLUDING items created initially in the service.

      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another example of a partially implemented improvement being marked completed.

      • Marc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SSAS sources are not available. This is not completed. The request was not scoped to "deployed models created with Designer

      • Victor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, I don't know why this has been marked as completed. For dashboards coming from a content pack the download option is not available, not even if a copy is made...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates on adding save report/dataset feature for online services like quickbooks, saleforce, google analyitics etc?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry but I don't believe this is completed. If the report has been created in the service the option of downloading a .pbix copy is still not available. It would be awesome to be able to get a pbix copy of a report created directly in the service.
        Thanks

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