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
Isn't this already in DevOps https://msftplayground.com/2018/12/administrating-and-publishing-power-bi-resources-via-azure-devops/
There's a potential solution in this idea too https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/36978934-built-in-git-support-in-powerbi-desktop
this is basic need for professional development work
If Microsoft made PowerBI Template (.pbit) files more flexible, i.e.:
1) capability to export a .pbit from PowerBI Report Server (and cloud)
2) OR capability to export a .pbit by command line from a .pbix, preferably PowerShell so it does not depend on the PowerBI Desktop .exe
3) capability to upload a .pbit to PowerBI Report Server (and cloud)
then some of the deployment automation could be completed by the community which has done of some this work already
Git-LFS has been an interesting solution as well, but I think is ultimately just a crutch for the main problem here in that the file format is inflexible
adding my voice to the chorus. Really looking forward to this
Still waiting... a text friendly format is really needed. Not only for source control but for editing too; no one likes going through a cumbersome UI to make repetitive changes or setting up repetitive relations, filters, and settings changes for every control...
I need this too. I use BeyondCompare for diffs, so for me the solution is ideally just the ability to point PowerBI at a folder with the same folder structure as the zip file. You could then just version control the folder. That should be a small enhancement as it is just the ability to either OpenFile(filepath) or OpenFolder(folderpath)
I can't understand why this can not be done yet. In the end pbix file is a zipped version of folders, xml and text files. As a work around, we have been using beyond compare on unzipped pbix files to compare. But we can't do much more.
an in built compare mechanism with DevOps/Git and/or Visual Studio would be very much welcome.
Probably duplicate to https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9677517-source-control