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The built-in Power BI Usage Stats Reports do not count any views from users that had their App "pushed" to them via the "install this app automatically" check box.

If a user was first given access to a report via a link they will show up in the Usage Reports.

If a user has never viewed a given App, but then the App is "pushed" to them using the "install this app automatically" it will appear in their Apps list in Power BI.  No matter how many times the user views the report there will never be any record of their activity in the built-in Power BI Usage Reports.

Views should be counted for a given report regardless of how the user was initially given access (via link, shared with them, "pushed" or content pack).  

All users I've observed this with have been internal to our organization.

Status: Accepted

Noticed yesterday that when testing "view as role" in the PBI service a selection seems to get de-selected immediately. However it works in the Desktop app. Still not working today so figured that this might be a bug in the online service? Anyone else with a similar issue?



Status: Accepted


I'm Experiencing translation problems in PowerBI when uploading my Tabular model from SSAS v. (compatability level 1400)


I have downloaded the latest On-premises data gateway version number: 14.16.6650.1 and it works fine. 


In I have changed the settings to the same local language as have been made in the tabular model, but it doesn't translate the table names and table columns. 


It does however translate the folders and the measures. Is there a setting that I'm missing. On other sql setups, there is no problem with the translation it works fine, however it is not SSAS 2017 and it is with an older version of the on-premises data gateway.




Status: Needs Info


For example Language = Nederlands


Edit option is missing with 100% Zoom Level



This is actually hiding underneath, when the zoom level is 90% it shows up



This is happening with lot of languages. 

Hi Team,

We're running into what appears to be a rendering issue in slicers. For example, if you select an item, change your mind, deselect it, then close out of the box and reopen it the slicer options show up blank. See attached images.

The only remedy to this seems to be resizing the screen or choosing a different option and forcing the slicer to refresh based on another selection. It should be noted that this is running from an SSAS Tabular Cube. It's also an Embedded Application, but we've confirmed the behavior is appearing in both the Service and Embedded, so it's not a result of the Power BI API.1.PNG2.PNG


Please assist!


Kyle Williams

Reports are not working in the service

Status: Needs Info
by Steffen Frequent Visitor on ‎11-17-2017 05:15 AM

For the last 30 minutes it has not been possible to show reports in the service. They are just loading and never finishes. I have tried with reports from different sources, so the problem is in the Power BI Service. 


Can someone fix this ASAP? I'm based in northern europe.

Status: Needs Info



In the 'Selected' status of the button, the font options set for selectes status is shown only as long as you the left mouse button is in the clicked state, the minute we leave the mouse button, the button status shows the hover/default status. In effect, the button does not display the 'selected' status font schemes.




Gopa KumarButton issue.jpg

Date bug with Sharepoint file sources

Status: Needs Info
by Sascha1 Frequent Visitor on ‎03-27-2018 02:40 AM

As mentioned in these threads:




PowerBI has a bug since the March release when it comes to reading files from Sharepoint and using the date fields provided by Sharepoint. This not only affects the desktop but also the service.

Status: Needs Info

Trying to open my PBIX files and the desktop application. nothing open up. It just gets stuck. i have even downloaded the App again. below is the Pic of the error.


BI issue.PNG

Status: Accepted

RLS test as role not working in service

Status: Accepted
by robby1982 Visitor on ‎02-27-2018 11:31 AM



This used to work fine but when I try to  'test as role'  today in service, whatever emailadress I select it just doesn't stick. The apply button is also disabled. 


Anybody else having this issue? (no problem in desktop)


Kind regards,



Status: Accepted

DirectQuery Refresh Broken update january 2018

Status: Accepted
by Goofr Regular Visitor on ‎01-09-2018 08:11 AM


Seems to me there's a bug in the new January update.
I have a report using DirectQuery, and when I refresh my model it keeps saying:
"Connecting to tables from more than one database isn't supported in DirectQuery mode.".
If I rollback my installation to PBI December, the refresh works, as I don't have multiple datasources in my model.

Thanks in advance.



Status: Accepted

Desktop ribbon becomes unresponsive

Status: New
by Veles Regular Visitor on ‎04-09-2018 01:47 AM

I've been getting issues for a while now where the ribbon in desktop will become unresponsive. The only buttons that work are those in the quick access toolbar.


This has happened on several versions that have been released. Currently on 2.57.5068.501 64-bit (April 2018).


Doesn't seem to be any consistency in how it happens. Best guess is when Query Editor is closed or possibly when a refresh is done.


Perhaps the UI is not being renabled properly when the refresh dialogue box is closed.

Hi All,


We always had the box checked for “Allow user’s cloud data sources to refresh though this gateway cluster...”.  Now this box will not stay checked, even if I check it and hit apply. It immediately reverts back to being unchecked. How do we fix this??  This issue just started yesterday and is in both of our Gateways and this issue is in IE and Google Chrome browsers.



Status: Accepted

Bug: October 1

Status: Delivered
by bpeters Frequent Visitor on ‎03-20-2018 08:53 PM

Appears to be daylight savings issue according from details established on other peoples posts, listed at end. I am on Australian Eastern Server and my Time Zone is currently AEDT (Melbourne based). When Power BI receives 1st October 2017 it is changing it to 30th September 2017, this obviously is skewing results in Power BI.


I have tried converting it in many forms as a workaround such as directly from text etc yyyymmdd but on preview in desktop the queries window shows correct date, however once in either Power BI desktop or the date is appearing as 30 Sept 2017.


Other users encountering this on desktop (is now occuring on also), I can confirm that this bug has only recently made its way to

Also a bit weird that this link for support ( goes to create an idea when i click contact support. Yes I am a pro user so thats not the issue. Perhaps clear instructions for how to lodge a bug, especially when one so critical exists would be helpful.

Status: Delivered

I seem to be having issues with the recent Power BI update (December 2017), whereby when invlaid relationships are trying to be established between two tables Power BI exits with no warning.

Status: Accepted



I have two identical datasets uploaded to One of them I updated today and while trying to schedule refresh I get an error:

You can't schedule refresh for this dataset because one or more sources currently don't support refresh."
 (PS: It was working perfectly fine for a month+)!!!

I haven't touched the other dataset and it is still working well. 
I know where the issue is -> I'm using parameters for my SQL Stored Procedure. 


But its extremely annoying. Please let us know if this is a bug or will be a real thing?  


This is from my Power Query editor




// Check ExcludeMMFId PQ Parameter
      ExcludeMMFIdParm =
      if ExcludeMMFId = "'N/A'"
     then ""
     else ",@ExcludeMMFIdExternalFilter = @ExcludeMMFIdExternalFilter"

// Query based on ExcludeMMFId Parameter

     DECLARE @UserID VARCHAR(255); 
     DECLARE @ExcludeMMFIdExternalFilter VARCHAR(4000);

     SET @ExcludeMMFIdExternalFilter = " & ExcludeMMFId & "
     SET @UserID = " & UserID & "

     EXEC [Item_PBI]
     @UserID = @UserID " & ExcludeMMFIdParm & "

// Get data

       Source = Sql.Database(SQLServerName, SQLDatabase, [Query= dbQuery]),

Status: Accepted

After installing the March 2018 release of Power BI Report Server, I am unable to include URL Parameters to filter reports.  Without parameters, the report loads and reders just fine.  Adding URL Parameters to the web address, causes the page load but without any report content.


URL Parameters were working prior to the March 2018 update.



We are experiencing a problem selecting dates on a report, where we have two filters based on date/time columns. When we try to select an exact date from the calendar for the first filter, the value actually ends up for the second filter. This applies if both filters are of advanced type. Attached is a screenshot showing the problem.






Status: Accepted

When I try to update a content pack, (in, cog -> View Content Pack ->  Edit (an existing content pack) -> click UPDATE button), I see an error message that begins "The following groups have failed validation..." This happens with all of my content packs, even when there are only 5 members of the workspace that the content pack is publishing to, and all members are definitely still current staff members. Any ideas?

Status: Accepted
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