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Hi There,


Is anyone having issues with the matrix preview disappearing when uploading reports. Its been working for weeks however today 22-06-2017 its not rendering correctly. The colours are being replaced and editing the reports in the portal is not taking any changes. 


All my reports are showing the same issue. 


Correct coloursCorrect coloursWhen uploaded , it changes to thisWhen uploaded , it changes to this



Status: Accepted

Hi all,


I have a client who is on the latest release of Power Bi Desktop (v 2.46.4732.721), although this issue also occurs on the previous version (2.46.4732.581). When they create a new measure on top of a live tabular model connection and set the formatting, the formatting only persists for that Power BI Desktop session. When they save the file and close and reopen, the formatting reverts back to the default, which is especially unreadable for percentages and currency. Is this fixable? Thanks!

Status: Accepted

URGENT!!: Map Visualization Not Working

Status: Delivered
by amwithi Visitor on ‎06-08-2017 11:01 AM

Both (Map and Filled Map) visuals are no longer rendering online.

Both render OK on Power BI desktop but are blank online, showing only the MAP background.  The data is not mapped.


Please advise as this is a critical capability.

Status: Delivered



I've got a site report that I use url paramaters to direct users to a specific site, based on the site code. this works in "My" Workspace[ReportID]/ReportSection?filter=SiteInfo/SiteCode eq '3408'


However, when I publish the exact same report to an App Workspace, the URL filters fail.[NewReportID]/ReportSect...


The report comes back non filtered, and I can see the url parameter being removed from the URL. I've tired a couple of reports with the same behaviour. Can we not use URL filters on app workspace reports? 



Can anyone replicate and confirm it's not just me? 



Status: Accepted

Since with datasets that always refreshed overnight as scheduled I'm now getting the "received uncompressed data on the gateway client has exceeded limit" error - without many changes from the previous datasets size - I'd like to know if there's a way to know the actual uncompressed data size.

(And I wonder why what always used to work, doesn't work anymore...)




Status: Accepted

I am observing, the Horizontal slicers on report are not showing as selected and that's confusing as I can't see which filter I selected. Checked the same file on PBIX desktop it's showing proper selected color. Does anyone observed this issue or have any workaround?



Status: Delivered

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:

/13.0.1700.1783/scripts/ai.0.js:1 AI: USRACT_StringValueTooLong message:"string value is too long. It has been truncated to 1024 characters." props:"{value:Error: [$injector:unpr]$injector/unpr?p0=%24templateCacheProvider%20%3C-%20%24templateCac... at at at Object.d [as get]

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u.warnToConsole @ /13.0.1700.1783/scripts/ai.0.js:1

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

Unable to export visual data

Status: Delivered
by shanka Regular Visitor on ‎05-30-2017 02:48 AM

Is there an outage/service issue? Oragnisation wide we are unable to export data from any of the visuals (over 2000 reports).


This is the error for the past four hours.


Error exrpoting data.
Sorry, we couldn't export your visual data right now. Plesae try again


Status: Delivered

Slicer font color bug (for selected slice)

Status: New
by cmauricio Occasional Visitor on ‎05-20-2017 09:54 AM

A few days ago, my slicers layout got ruined: because its not possible to configure font and background color for either selected and unselected slices, we can only use force "default" colors for slicers.


I have a couple of horizontal orientation slicers. Dark grey as background color and white as foreground, right? Nope. Dark grey as background color, black as foreground color...


PowerBI Desktop - Dark Grey & white -> perfect





Published link (web) - Dark grey & black -> wrong



How can i solve this? Even better, when will we all be able to set colors for background and foreground (selected slices)?






Unexpected Error launching Power BI Desktop

Status: New
by elttec Occasional Visitor on ‎06-08-2017 08:14 AM



I get the attached error message when trying to launch Power BI Desktop. I've been using it over the last weeks with no problems.

Uninstalled/installed already and the problem persists. Already tried to Send a Frown but that option isn't working.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Detailed Log: 


Feedback Type:
Frown (Error)

Product Version:
2.46.4732.721 (PBIDesktop) (x64)

May 2017

IE Version:

OS Version:
Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.15063.0 (x64 pt-PT)

CLR Version:
4.6.2. or later [Release Number = 460798]

Workbook Package Info:

Peak Working Set:
139 MB

Private Memory:
77.2 MB

Peak Virtual Memory:
33 GB

Error Message:
Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.

Stack Trace:
System.OverflowException: Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOExtraField.ParseRecord(BinaryReader reader, ZipIOZip64ExtraFieldUsage zip64extraFieldUsage, UInt16 expectedExtraFieldSize)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOLocalFileHeader.ParseRecord(BinaryReader reader, Encoding encoding)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOLocalFileBlock.ParseRecord(BinaryReader reader, String fileName, Int64 position, ZipIOCentralDirectoryBlock centralDir, ZipIOCentralDirectoryFileHeader centralDirFileHeader)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOLocalFileBlock.SeekableLoad(ZipIOBlockManager blockManager, String fileName)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOBlockManager.LoadLocalFileBlock(String zipFileName)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipArchive.GetFile(String zipFileName)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipArchive.GetFiles()
at System.IO.Packaging.ZipPackage.ContentTypeHelper..ctor(ZipArchive zipArchive, IgnoredItemHelper ignoredItemHelper)
at System.IO.Packaging.ZipPackage..ctor(Stream s, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Boolean streaming)
at System.IO.Packaging.Package.Open(Stream stream, FileMode packageMode, FileAccess packageAccess, Boolean streaming)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Storage.Local.ZipLocalStorage..ctor(Stream stream, Boolean isReadonly)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.Storage.Local.SharedLocalStorageAccessor.LoadCachedStorage()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.Storage.Local.SharedLocalStorageAccessor.Access()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.Storage.Local.LocalFeatureSwitchStorage.GetFeatureSwitches()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.Storage.TracingFeatureSwitchStorage.GetFeatureSwitches()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.DirectQueryFeatureSwitch.LoadEnabled()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.FeatureSwitch..ctor(Guid id, Boolean defaultValue, Boolean changeRequiresRestart)
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Windows.Services.FeatureSwitchManager.RegisterKnownSwitches()
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Program.<>c__DisplayClassd.<Main>b__0()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.ExceptionHandlerExtensions.HandleExceptions(IExceptionHandler exceptionHandler, Action action)

Invocation Stack Trace:
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.ExceptionExtensions.GetCurrentInvocationStackTrace()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.ClientShared.FeedbackErrorInfo..ctor(String message, Nullable`1 errorCode, String requestId, Exception exception)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.ClientShared.UnexpectedExceptionHandler.<>c__DisplayClass1.<HandleException>b__0()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.ClientShared.UnexpectedExceptionHandler.HandleException(Exception e)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.ExceptionHandlerExtensions.HandleExceptions(IExceptionHandler exceptionHandler, Action action)
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Program.Main(String[] args)

User ID:

Session ID:

Telemetry Enabled:

DPI Scale:

Supported Services:
Power BI



To make the point, someone has already created an idea about this


Also, we need a way to provide feedback on the forum itself so we can make it more useable. e.g. an "idea label" for "Forum"

Status: Delivered

Pro Roll out Issue

Status: Needs Info
by huskh01 Visitor on ‎06-06-2017 01:34 AM

Pro License should not be given to all the users, this should be restricted. Please take back the roll out that happened on 1st June 2017. It affected many users.

Status: Needs Info

Publishing : The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Status: Accepted
by Zodiakcz Occasional Visitor ‎05-10-2017 07:53 AM - edited ‎05-11-2017 01:06 AM

So since today I've been getting one of following errors. It started when I tried to publish an existing version of a report, when i got this error.



The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.


Publishing failed for uknown reason


Endless "publishing", that cannot be cancelled and the powerbi must be shut down via task manager


Here is what I tried so far:


- removed the data set

- rename the report

- create a new report on same data set

- create a new report on different data set (and connection type)

- moving the .pbix file to online storage

- relog, restart, trial pro version, publish to workgroup

- and of course googling for hours.


EDIT: Looks like it was resolved, today it works fine.



Status: Accepted


A few days ago i noticed that the colours of the highlighted filters become different afther being published. I've checked and the system is updated, including pbi desktop.


On the pbi desktop app this is how it looks a filter with the highlighted 2016:


After being published, the highlighted 2016 looks like this:


Somehow, all filters based on this visual in every dashboard have the same error, but the filter works. 


Status: Delivered

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 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

We have been using the publish to web along with the sharepoint page viewer or content editor(iframe). This has been working for over a year. Suddenly the reports no longer render in sharepoint just a grey powerbi iframe is displayed. Clicking the fullscreen option in the power bi banner at the bottom of the iframe opens another window and renders the report. However the report will not render anymore in the webpart itself. I know there is a licensed sharepoint webpart for power bi, but this is a public url accessable to free users and I didnt think it would be impacted by the changes coming in June.  Is anyone aware of an issue or solution. Currently we had to replace the content with images instead. 


Any help would be appreciated. 


Thank you

Status: Accepted

I created a sample report page with a slicer and 2 preview matrixes: one with row subtotals on, the other with them off.  When selecting a filter value that is in a dimension that's not in the fact table, the slicer fails to filter the matrix with row subtotals off.



Here's a copy of the report with no value selected in the slicer.

No Filter.PNG



When filtering on one of the values that occurs in the fact table, we get the expected behavior in both versions of the Matrix Preview

Expected filter.PNG


However, when filtering on a value that is not in the fact table, the preview matrix with row subtotals off doesn't refresh.

Broken filter.PNG



I would expect this slicer selection to remove all the rows in the first preview matrix.


The error occurs in the May version of Power BI desktop.

Status: Delivered

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

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