Andrew Simmans

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    85 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    So you have been working on this idea since March 2018?? I find that hard to believe given the normal speed of Power BI development - have you dropped the idea? Please could you update what is going on!

    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    Any updates - seems to have dropped off the road map?

    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    Any update on this feature - apparently you have been working on it for well over a year?

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    Can we have an update on progress / when we will see this please

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  5. 12 votes
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    219 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Premium  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    Premium is too expensive a cloud based reporting facility is needed where the user count is hundreds not thousands.

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  14. 15 votes
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    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    It looks as though putting "Parameters" in makes the dataflows Computed and thus they need a Premium Account which is too expensive. One of the main benefits that I use parameters for is to switch the SQL datasource from Development to Live. To have to go into each dataflow and make this change is laborious.

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    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    Actually I have found the situation is "worse" than I expected. If I create a report using Power BI Desktop with a live connection and then publish it to the web, then in the web open the report and do a "save as" the new report goes back to using the old dataset - so when you download it, it has the dataset embedded so you can't then edit it and publish it back. I find this rather confusing - yes the solution is to develop ALL reports in Power BI desktop - but that is not what I would "naturally" expect.

    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    The "natural" way one would expect it to work is that if you download a REPORT, then you get a report with a Live connection to the dataset. As it works at the moment, if the user has created a report using the Web interface and then wants to work on it in Power BI Desktop (for example to create a similar report perhaps for a different Department), they have to recreate the whole report in Power BI desktop which is highly frustrating.

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    7 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Andrew Simmans commented  · 

    Whilst the golden dataset approach described below helps. The big problem I have is that it takes some time to refresh the dataset and really what we want to do is have one dataset that is refreshed once each night and then can be used in multiple apps / workgroups. The content packs tried to do this but I understand the use of these is now discouraged. Also with the content packs you then had to take a copy of the dataset to write a new report for the App workspace which I do not want to do. I want the users to all use the one dataset and pick up changes / refreshed data as they happen.

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