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

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      • JoeJoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Andy LAndy 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.

      • ZLJZLJ 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.BailissChris.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 SuominenJarkko 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....

      • LeeLee 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.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another example of a partially implemented improvement being marked completed.

      • MarcMarc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • VictorVictor 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

      • Jon FortnerJon Fortner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there a page or user guide section that covers how this "Completed" feature works or is used?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not completed - it only works if you began in PBI desktop. I, probably like many others, started in the service only to find I needed desktop and everything I had done in the service needed to be re-done because you can't download the pbix.

      • TylerTyler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we confirm that this feature will have the ability to be disabled through the Admin Portal.

      • Chris.BailissChris.Bailiss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At the moment it is too easy to destroy potentially months of work in a couple of clicks. Consider:
        1) I create a new PBIX file with report A.
        2) I publish the above PBIX to the online service.
        3) New reports are created in the online service (reports B, C, D, E, etc).

        At present there is no easy way to backup reports created in the online service. If the data set is accidentally deleted in the online service, then all of the reports created directly in the online service are lost.

        As a backup approach (or version history), I can download any of reports A to E individually, but not altogether.

        Those individual PBIX files cannot be combined. They cannot easily be republished, since the entire model gets republished (and every downloaded PBIX has a separate copy of the model, which could be from different stages of development).

        The PBIX download should include all reports linked to the current data set being used in the online service.

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