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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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      • Jon 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.

      • Tyler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Chris.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.

      • Luc van de Plas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Last year I was able to download a pbix-file from the cloud. When I tried to download the same pbix-file, I was not able to click on the download option in the cloud. This option is greyed out. Is it a known problem, or is it disabled with a reason?

      • Padmaja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Team,

        We had the reports published from Power BI desktop, but still we could not see the download option greyed out.
        Could you please advise on is there any other setting which make this option work.

        Thanks

      • jerome commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cant export a pbix report, if the report is connected to an SSAS server. this action should be possible. In my case I'm connected to an SQL 2016 tabular server, so it must be possible to export the pbix file directly connected to my SSAS server.

      • Annie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see a lot of comments worried about the ability to turn this feature on and off. From my testing, it looks like you are only able to download the pbix of a published report if you have edit permissions. You only have edit permissions on a report in two circumstances: you are the owner of the report (the one who published it), or somebody else published a report to a shared group workspace of which you are a member. If somebody only shares a report with you, you cannot edit it. You also cannot edit reports that have been posted as a content pack to your group or organization. This is only a preview feature for now, but I hope it stays around!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe that I can't download data from the cloud side of things in Power BI Desktop or am I missing something here?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is critical that the administrator of the power bi reports has the ability to turn this feature on or off, by report. I am sharing certain reports that I do not want to provide the user the underlying data, and I definitely don't want them downloading the entire report! Sharing was the one way to limit the user access to the underlying tables, queries, and computations. I am disturbed that this upgrade was rolled out without such an option, as now my data is not protected!

      • Cameron Fuller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ‘download’ capability should be designed to include any PBIX content in the portal, not just content authored in the Desktop first. As an example, we have data from Microsoft OMS which his only available in the web version of Power BI so therefore any reports or dashboards created for those cannot be downloaded.

      • Anitha Thugu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The progress on this is good news! Like some of the others already commented couple of critical features for this would be
        1) Ability to disable the .pbix export
        2) Ability to download reports published before this feature got introduced
        3) Ability to download reports created on the service

        I Agree with Jarkko Suominen

      • Jarkko Suominen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The progress on this is good news! Like some of the others already commented couple of critical features for this would be
        1) Ability to disable the .pbix export
        2) Ability to download reports published before this feature got introduced
        3) Ability to download reports created on the service

      • Derek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is great news! I have been waiting for this.
        Is it possible to download dashboards as well? Main reason I ask at this time is I enjoy some of the Quick Insights available when the data is on the Web. Is there a way to take these quick insights an apply to or download them to the Desktop?

      • jot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Microsoft.

        In some scenarios this is a very need feature. However, as an ISV providing standard Power BI solutions to the market I am concerned about this feature.

        Could you please outline how you will protect ISV solutions - that is - in which scenarios can a Power BI user, Power BI admin and Power BI CSP partner export a Power BI solution.

        You are very welcome to contact me to discuss this further.

        Thanks
        /Jens Ole

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great new!!! Love it. Add save report/dataset feature for online services like quickbooks, saleforce, google analyitics etc. please.

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