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All of the sudden (perhaps after the April 2017 update?), any dashboards we share out-of-tenant from Power BI Web are missing the tabs along the bottom to switch between the different reports in that dashboard.  

We tested with in-tenant sharing and it works fine - only an issue when shared externally.   


We tried creating a new dashboard from scratch with 2 simple tabs and published out of tenant - same issue.  All tabs are just gone!  



By the way, I did see a similar thread ( but it seems too different from what we're experiencing.  In that case, 3 out of 5 tabs disappeared and it happened when shared internally or externally.  Our issue happens only when sharing externally.  Perhaps the same issue.


We noticed a warning on the client side that only appears when looking at it out-of-tenant - this may be related to what's happening or perhaps not:

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There seems to be other issues with PBI of late (data failed to load when first opening a dashboard) so perhaps the tabs missing are part of a bigger problem.  However, for now that is the problem that is getting in the way of us delivering analytics to our clients.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!





P.S. We had another issue with out-of-tenant dashboards where the Export Data just didn't work for them.  It was eventually fixed, but I'm beginning to wonder whether or not out-of-tenant sharing is the red-headed-stepchild of the PBI feature set.  It could certainly use a little more testing with each release...while I love the pace of innovation of PBI this isn't the first time that something in this dark, scary corner of PBI was broken and our clients were impacted.  Food for thought if this post happens to cross into any PBI QA LOS.


Status: Delivered

Starting at around 4:00 AM CST on 4/21/2017 the automated PBI refreshes from Azure Analysis Services has stopped working. I had to manually refresh all of my reports data sources at 7:20AM CST. 


My cube processes every hour, and the PBI datasets are scheduled to automatically refresh every 15 minutes refresh. I have already waited over an hour for the automated refresh to occur, and it has not yet happened.


Please see screenshot below. 


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Activity ID4f497dfd-f1ea-4b52-9ed2-9ec1ed90f29f
TimeFri Apr 21 2017 08:39:55 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Your data is stored inNorth Central US (Illinois)


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Status: Delivered

I though this was fixed in the last release and seemed to stopped happening after I downloaded the newest version. Now it is back and is a complete pain to deal with. Please fix this issue. Sign in issue_Ink_LI.jpg





Status: Needs Info

Search Box on Slicer Missing

Status: Accepted
by MikeThibs Regular Visitor on ‎01-05-2017 04:39 PM


     The Search Box on the Slicer Visualization seems to have a bug when a PBIX file is loaded to the Power BI Service. This issue is affecting the drop-down format of a Slicer. Also it seems to only affect Slicers with a larger amount of items. When there are 2 or 3 items in the slicer the search box will appear however if there are 20 plus or more items it is not working. I've tried several different browsers, so I don't believe that is the issue. Below are screenshot showing the search box has been enabled and the missing search box when you select the drop down. Please help!!! We're on the verge of rolling out hundreds of new Power BI accounts and this is a serious issue when you have large slicer needs.

 Search On.jpgSearch Not Showing.jpg



Status: Accepted

I'm working with a live connection to an Azure Analysis Services instance and it seems to me that measures with BLANK values have unexpected behaviours.
This problem arises both using "Standard" and "Azure" connector.

When I put into a table, or other visual, descriptive fields and only blank measures all performs as expected.
When I put into a table, or other visual, numeric fields and a blank measures these show random values (often they are randomly choosen from a field on the same evaluation row).

For my tests I have created a measure as follows "blankmeasure := BLANK()", so I am sure it should not return any value.

Status: Accepted

Matrix Preview / Left Justiufy text

Status: Delivered
by synergised Regular Visitor on ‎04-10-2017 12:47 PM

The text fields should be left justified in the matrix grid - instead they are right justifued





Status: Delivered

Export to Powerpoint

Status: Accepted
by jlilleystone Visitor on ‎03-03-2017 01:46 AM

We like to use the Export to Powerpoint feature but I think we've found a bug. If I publish a report from PBI desktop to the service and then export the report to Powerpoint it works fine. If in the service I take a copy of that report to modify it (by using Save As and giving it a different filename) the export to Powerpoint produces blank slides for each page in the report. The report has no embedded images and only has 5 or 6 pages in the report. Please help - being able to export consistently to Powerpoint is a big part of our use of PBI. If it doesnt work we may have to stop using it. Of course we can take screen grabs of each page and paste them into Powerpoint but I wouldnt expect my users to have to resort to that approach. Thanks.

Status: Accepted

Export PowerPoint Blank Slides Problem

Status: Accepted
by aungpyae Occasional Visitor on ‎03-09-2017 03:14 AM



I tried to export to PowerPoint but it created blank slides. I can export to PowerPoint by using existing examples created by Power BI itself. However, for my own report, I could not export.



Status: Accepted

In the new January, 2017 release, I get a "Report has already been published" error message when I try to use the PUBLISH option to Update a report that exists on the Service from Desktop.


- Steps:

--I updated a report in Desktop that had been previously published to the Service.

--I selected the PUBLISH menu option in Desktop

--I selected MY WORKSPACE (where the report was located)

--I received an error "Report has already been published" and the update failed.


I've tried with several different reports both with the Service running and with the Service not running.  I've also exited Desktop and restarted it and repeated the operation.  In all cases, I got the same error.

Status: Delivered

Issue: Dropdown Slicer

Status: Accepted
by wonga Established Member on ‎03-14-2017 07:44 AM

Sometimes when I use the dropdown slicer in Power BI Desktop, the list of values doesn't disappear after clicking out of it. It will stay on the screen even if I go to a different page of the report.


The only way to "fix" it is save my report and reopen the report by closing Power BI Desktop.


Please fix as soon as possible, thanks.

Status: Accepted


Power BI Desktop Version: 2.42.4611.701 64-bit (January 2017) Installed today.


Login window blocked by "Working on it" spinner popup after Power BI Desktop idle in background for a bit. I didn't nail down the time but both times it was over 20 minutes. The login expires after an indeterminate amount of time of inactivity, over 20 minutes at least. Clicking publish brings up the login window but is behind the "Working on it..." popup.

I have to end the task, open Power BI, click login up in the top right corner, then I can publish.


screen shot of issue




Status: Delivered

Report tabs missing on shared dashboard

Status: Needs Info
by smannheim Occasional Visitor on ‎03-29-2017 10:53 AM

I have dashboard that links to a report with 5 tabs. I have shared this dashboard with users both within my orginazation and outside of it. I have been having issues with users (both internal and external) not seeing all 5 tabs. They are only seeing 2 of the tabs.


I have tried removing their access, and then regranting access and sending them a new link, but that does not solve the problem. They have logged out and logged back in but that does not solve the problem. They have tried accessing the dashboard from the share dashboard URL, the URL in the invite email, and by logging in direct to and then navigating to their dashboards, but these do not solve the problem.


Any ideas?

Status: Needs Info

Date Slicer behavior incorrect in Service

Status: Delivered
by mcolb88 Frequent Visitor on ‎02-20-2017 11:52 AM

Have a date slicer in Power BI desktop, works as expected. Publish to service and two differences noted in behavior:


1) When hovering over the header, I no longer have control over the type of slicer to show, BETWEEN, BEFORE, AFTER, etc.


2) Tried to pick a single date while in between mode; 2/16/2017. Works as expected in PBI desktop, in service, I pcik 2/16/17 for start date, then pick 2/16/17 for end date and control automatically switches to 2/20/17????


Anyone else experience this?

Status: Delivered

My main report has black background and white text.  When trying to create a mobile view of the report in Phone Layout, I cannot set the background color I want and this causes the text to disappear vs. the default white background, when viewing it on the phone. 


Please add functionality to control the background color in the Phone Report Layout view.




Adam Harper

Status: Accepted

We have production implementation of Power BI, which contains various charts that have an interaction of slice set. Since the latest Power BI release, when clicking on a part of the bar graph in one chart all the bars/parts of the entire sibling chart becomes filled with the same value.



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Notice that the 17K red portion of the chart on the left for 2017 = 43% of the total. Clicking on the part of the bar yields:

Cross Filtered.JPG

I would have thought that the red 43% portion of the 2017 bar would be highlighted with no changes to the other bars/parts.


Going back and using the January, 2017 release I get this:

OBviously this interaction is not very valuable and I could just turn off interaction for these charts but there are other charts on the same report that are also not slicing correctly.


We are using Compatibility level 1200 for the tabular model, so SSAS 2016. This is just a numeric attribute and the aggregation we are using is Median.




Status: Needs Info

KPI indicator text size adjustment

Status: Delivered
by v-kaslen Occasional Visitor on ‎01-27-2017 03:59 PM

On the video posted at, it clearly shows (at minute 5:06) an adjustment for the text size under the indicator formatting options for the KPI visual.  The date at the top of the page is Sunday, January 22, 2017.


But, in the latest version of Power BI desktop (Version: 2.42.4611.901 64-bit (January 2017)), there is no such option for adjusting the text size.  I need to be able to decrease the text size in the visual for a report I am creating.

Status: Delivered

Unable to cast object of type 'ComDataConvert' to type 'ComDataConvert'. The exception was raised by the IDataReader interface. The sync works perfectly on power bi desktop. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

I create a report on Power BI Desktop with a Project Online Odata feed as data source.

I can connect and update from PBI Desktop without any problems.


However, when i publish it to Power BI, and go to Schedule Refresh, i get this error under Data Source Credentials:


When i try to edit the credentials, i set to OAuth2 and enter the correct credentials but i got the error below:



 I'm pretty sute that the correct authentication method to Odata feed is OAuth2, but i tried the other methods and got the same error


 I'm not able to update the credentials in any situation. I've tryied to republish the reports, create a new one from scratch but i got always the same situation.


Best Regards,


Status: Accepted

deleted filter comes back again and again

Status: Accepted
by blueant Frequent Visitor on ‎02-10-2017 07:18 AM

I added a simple filter(report level) in the report, saved the report. checked the dashboard.


Then I delete the filter, save the report, check the dashboard which seems good. 


But everytime when I refresh the dashboard, or go back to the report, the filter comes back! 


Thanks in advance!

Status: Accepted

We have a production implementation of Power BI for which we turned on device based Conditional Access (CA), and added relevant AD groups. After turning on CA, users in the device based AD group are unable to sign in from Power BI desktop and also cannot sign in upon installation of a new Enterprise Gateway.

We get the following message: Unable to sign in. Sorry we encountered an error while trying to sign you in. Details: AADSTS50000. Device platform Unknown used by the user is an unsupported device platform. Supported device platforms are iOS, Android, and Windows flavors.

We are on a Windows platform and tested from Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines, and encountered the same error on both. This issue applies to October 2016 and September 2016 versions of desktop. To prove that CA triggered this issue, we used a test user not in the device based AD group. The test user was able to sign in successfully.

This issue is critical as it prevents us from being able to publish directly from Power BI desktop and prevents users from installing a new Enterprise Gateway.

Please let me know if you need any additional information. If you need Trace ID, Correlation ID or Timestamp, I can provide it via email.

Status: Investigating