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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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  • Connor Mitchell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not complete. This is ridiculous. All we're asking for is a simple export functionality. You're wasting our time by making everyone recreate past work.

  • Eric G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No completed, can't download a report that was created using the service as has been suggested by the many others. Extremely frustrating.

  • Jorge Diaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, This is not complete yet. We need to be able to download a report was created in Power BI Service.

  • Pablo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love to have this capability as well and download .pbix from PowerBI web App.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As others have suggested, it would be immensely beneficial to be able to download a .pbix from a report built directly in PowerBI.com web app (service). I have a massive reports trapped that I need exported to SharePoint.

  • Graeme Miller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any plans to bring this functionality to PowerBI embedded. We can edit and create items on the web now but then they are trapped there with no way to export.

  • Lee Vickers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature isn't really useful until we can download a .pbix for reports created in the service (rather than desktop), and for reports that access any data source. The update at;

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-preview-of-download-power-bi-desktop-files-from-the-web/

    suggests that this is on the roadmap.

    Are there any more recent updates on this please?

  • Simon Bourdeau commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is the API call for this available? I can't find any documentation on it. Trying to build the ugly workaround to powerbi embedded not refreshing.

  • Jay Killeen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Saw this feature launched a few months back. Finally decided to go back to building in PowerBI.com.

    Used Analysis Services and still cannot download the .pbix.

    Looks like I am giving up AGAIN on building directly in PowerBI.com

  • 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.

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