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Registered: ‎10-04-2016

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Two step process.

1. Using the Feb 2017 Power BI installer package file (.msi) file, I re-ran the file and chose the uninstall option.

2. And then, I re-installed Power BI with the Jan 21, 2017 .msi file; version 2.42.4611.701 or 2.42.4611.901

 

Fortunately, for me, I retained all of my downloaded .msi files.

 

Hope that helps.

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Registered: ‎02-08-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

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@dsandberg

 

Thanks - that really helps.

 

Can you raise a support ticket?

 

I cannot raise a support ticket.  The portal bugs out. 

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Registered: ‎01-11-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Same problem here...but old version probably won't help since I already saved the document in Feb version Smiley Sad 

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Registered: ‎01-11-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

So I found a solution - the only thing needed was to connect the fields in model in opposite diretion! I had no idea, that it matters, which field you click first when creating a connection, but it apparently does.

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Registered: ‎11-16-2016

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Getting the same bug in the Feb release with mysql

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Registered: ‎03-01-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Hi, It took me a couple of hours to figure why Power BI wasn't creating the relationships out.

Error message was:

"Unexpected error Object Reference not set to an instance of an object". (Very informative)

Checked the data was clean, trying different data sources that were working before, etc. Then I tried creating the relationship in the other direction and it worked without any issues XD.

With that I mean when I drag and drop from Table A to Table B, the exception occurs; when I drag and drop from Table B to Table A, works.

 

Hope this helps! 

 

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Registered: ‎03-01-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Hi, It took me a couple of hours to figure why Power BI wasn't creating the relationships out.

Error message was:

"Unexpected error Object Reference not set to an instance of an object". (Very informative)

Checked the data was clean, trying different data sources that were working before, etc. Then I tried creating the relationship in the other direction and it worked without any issues XD.

With that I mean when I drag and drop from Table A to Table B, the exception occurs; when I drag and drop from Table B to Table A, works.

 

Hope this helps! 

 

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Registered: ‎11-16-2016

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Yeah, I found the same worked for me. Seems like an odd new feature.

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Registered: ‎03-03-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

... also have this problem with the Feb 2017 version.

 

Where do I find and older version of PowerBI?

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Registered: ‎03-03-2017

Re: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Thanks - worked for me... you saved me hours Smiley Very Happy