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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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  • shargrove@haiint.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I strongly agree with this need. Download the Report and dataset from the Service to the Desktop. Very important to us.

  • 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.

  • Joe Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree with this need. I published, then somehow pbix file became corrupted and could not be recovered. Now I'm left re-doing the file to edit locally as I do almost all editing on the desktop application. There needs to be a sync / push / export version to pbix file.

  • Fergus Allan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The pbix should be the same as the uploaded version - it should not have any instance specifc guids (like reporting services adds)

  • Shane Grimes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At the moment you can Publish changes to a report made in Desktop to the webapp, but there is no way to pull changes made via the web app back into Desktop. It would be nice to make this a 2 way street.

  • Sarah Woolley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really need to be able to get the changes made online onto the desktop app. This would very much aid better use of this tool.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    100% needed facility... I made all the changes online and wanted to download a local copy but couldn't do that... ugghhh.... Please help us here..

  • Paul C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Round trip capability between PowerBI.com and a desktop app PBIX file would be very valuable

  • Soheil Bakhshi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be a good idea if we can download the reports from Power BI website as a pbix file in our local machines.

  • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Dynamics Online Connector is a great start. However, with the inability to modify the .pbix file to include custom entities it is worthless. Please provide the .pbix file so users can customize to meet their needs.

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