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            1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              8 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Matt Allington commented  · 

              I also do this in Excel, but in Excel it doesn’t respect filters. If it would do this is would be killer!

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                      1 comment  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Matt Allington commented  · 

                      I would like to see a global switch to turn this on or off so the user has a choice.

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                        7 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        Matt Allington commented  · 

                        This hasn't been delivered as yet. It is now possible to download a PBIX from PowerBI.com as long as the report was created from a PBIX file originally. But what about the use case covered in the OP?

                        You are using direct query mode to a tabular model. You create a new report in the service connecting to the direct query dataset. There is no option to download a PBIX.

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                                11 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Matt Allington commented  · 

                                @kasper, there is no malicious intent here. I read the ELA before posting and my clear understanding of "Third Party" is a party other than the 2 main parties to a contract. So Excel is not an Application owned by a Third Party, but an Application owned by the First Party. I am not a lawyer, but that is my understanding.

                                https://goo.gl/4rUh8i

                                Matt Allington commented  · 

                                @jerome yes it is possible - this is exactly what the first paragraph states in my idea, but it is not scalable and it is labour intensive.

                                I developed a tool to make it automatic http://exceleratorbi.com.au/excel-workbook-connection-local-power-bi-desktop/

                                But I am asking Microsoft to provide a supported tool

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                                  32 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  Matt Allington commented  · 

                                  @Cheries Mewengkang, what you described will render the number as a text string in a table. This is not the same as changing the number format. If you change the number to a text string, you can't use it in charts or any other place that requires numbers (eg calcs)

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                                        7 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        Yes, absolutely required

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                                            under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Matt Allington commented  · 

                                            We have experienced this same issue. Once you understand the issue, you realise the problem. In Excel, I can create a connection to an SSAS cube, then build out a suite of reports that point to the data source. Down the track, if I need to change the data source, I can simply go in and repoint the connector to the new data source.

                                            In Power BI it doesn't work this way. Here is a use case.
                                            1. I create a content pack connected to a SSAS cube (via Gateway)
                                            2. A user connects to the content pack
                                            3. The user then copies the content pack so they can create their own reports
                                            4. The user invests hours of effort and builds out personal reports
                                            5. There needs to be a change to the Power BI PBIX file to repoint to another cube (for what ever reason). The change is made and the PBIX file is deployed, the content pack is updated.
                                            6. But the copy of the content pack no longer works because it points to the old connection. And there is no way that the user can over-ride the original connection and point it to the new connection.

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