on 3/18/2022 4:21:25 AM
March 2022 update: We are looking into this but we dont have a timeline as of yet
When the complexity level of reports gets real having an appropiate version control is crucial. I do not know why they haven't implemented a way of handling version control yet. Even more so when the pbix file is a zip and there are traces that pbix work with configuration files and the like...
It will be great to source control model and reports without data and seamlessly be able to deploy to Dev/Test/Prod. PBIT is good option to store pbi file without data but its a pain to automate deployment.
I love powerbi, it is really great. But when you compare the integration that SSRS has with visual studio/TFS against the basically nothing we have with powerbi desktop, I'm amazed this isn't already on the roadmap.
Deploy via source control / Azure Data Factory
The ability to see/accept/reject specific changes to the pbix in a pull request
We keep the pbix files in Bitbucket, but it's impossible to see what had changed with it being a binary file. We have to keep manual records for release info. One of the main reasons for Source Control is to have visibility of what changed, it's no longer just about keeping the previous version(s) if something goes wrong.
I would love to open within Visual Studio and have GIT or TFS as version control
A team experienced with SSRS and SSDT in Visual Studio will continue to have difficulties adopting Power BI (and especially Power BI Report Server) without some support for standard source control practices. At the very least we need a Visual Studio plug-in that either integrates Power BI Desktop components into Visual Studio, or one that connects Visual Studio more tightly with Power BI Desktop. Even if we can't diff the files, at least making the templates and frameworks for PBI reports behave more like SSRS reports would help. Or...finish integrating paginated reporting within Power BI Desktop and expand the toolsets from there.
Please ensure that the for mat allows for text diffs. I might also ask that code be separated from visual items in the format so that I can easy see different calculation changes. Very important for auditing of financial reports.
Can we integrate Power Bi with BitBucket
This should also work for PowerBi for Reporting Services