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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:

/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.


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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. 


Here are the details from "About Power BI"

Power BI

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)


PBI Refresh Issue.PNG

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Yesterday, all my datasets were refreshing just fine but today nothing happens.

- The automatic refresh hasn't done anything.

- When I press "Refresh now", I get a "popup" saying "preparing refresh" for a split second and then nothing happens.


The only way to update the data is to refresh the Desktop version and then upload it. 


I have datasets connection to an on-premises database and one connecting to a sharepoint site.

- The on-premises connection usually works perfect, but now nothing happens.

- The sharepoint connection usually brings up an error,  if I try to refresh, but now nothing happens (I just tried it this time as a test, as it usually doesn't work automatically).


Can you please help troublefinding - It seems like an issue on you online portal somehow.


Thanks in advance.


// Tommy

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Matrix Preview / Left Justiufy text

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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





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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.

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Bug in "Don't include in Report Refresh"

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by ImkeF Super Contributor on ‎01-10-2017 07:58 AM

There's a bug in "Don't include in report refresh" like described here:

unfortunately I didn't test correctly and this thread is closed, but the bug is still there and preventing solutions for problems like this:


If the query that shall not be refreshed is not referenced by any other query or part of a UNION-operation in DAX, then everything works fine, but if it is referenced as mentioned, then it will be loaded again.

A lot of the usecases for this features are of this kind, so this bugfix is really needed !!!

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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




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Date Slicer behavior incorrect in Service

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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?

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I want to use a PNG as background with size 1600/900 for a dashboard. This image has only outer borders (see image). When I select this image in PBI Desktop as a background image, it does not show up on the canvas. Changing the image fit does not change this behaviour. It is probably there, but just seems out of bounds. After publishing the dashboard, the image shows perfectly in the PBI Service. Is it me failing or Power BI Desktop?






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Publish Report Error if Not Signed In

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by dkkip05 Frequent Visitor on ‎01-13-2017 07:32 AM

Power BI Desktop seems to be signing me out of my Power BI account. When I go to publish a report while not signed in it asks me for my credentials, but doesn't allow me to type anything in. I have to open Task Manager and Force Close Power BI, reopen, Sign In, then publish.

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KPI indicator text size adjustment

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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.

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Still unable to refresh on Power BI Service (Online), where we have a numbe of reports that employees rely on for daily data. 


Do we have an idea when this is going to be fixed? I am a user in the UK




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Hi, Thanks for implementing some new Matrix features. Nevertheless I noticed a bug when drilling down into the columns: - drilldown works as expected BUT there is no way to drill up again.

Matrix drill down.JPG

Thanks for having a look into that

Best regards



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If you try to upload Power BI content and haven't checked to see if you are still signed in when you try to publish the file PBI hangs. You can't enter credentials as PBI is attempting to upload the file.

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Sorry, we couldn't find that report

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by bjoshi Regular Visitor on ‎03-06-2017 05:50 PM

When moving from one workspace to another in Power BI service, a member of the workspace always get this prompt - "Sorry, we couldn't find that report". This does not happen when logged in a admin though.

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Odd behavior in Cloud vs Desktop... PBID displays the time with zone (-7) as expected, cloud service does not.

Left side is cloud service, right side is PBID.

Very simple 'Refreshed' Query...entered a value into the 'Enter Data', added a custom column, deleted sample data:
Source = Table.FromRows(Json.Document(Binary.Decompress(Binary.FromText("i45WMlSKjQUA", BinaryEncoding.Base64), Compression.Deflate)), let _t = ((type text) meta [Serialized.Text = true]) in type table [Column1 = _t]),
#"Changed Type" = Table.TransformColumnTypes(Source,{{"Column1", Int64.Type}}),
#"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Changed Type", "Last Refreshed", each DateTime.AddZone(DateTime.LocalNow(),-7)),
#"Removed Columns" = Table.RemoveColumns(#"Added Custom",{"Column1"})
#"Removed Columns"

Expected behavior or bug?



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Previously there was a message on the Microsoft Support Page that it is a known issue, but now it shows "No known issues..."

But I still cannot update my dataset Smiley Sad

I have 8 OData API connections and 6 Web connections to OneDrive for Business Excel Files

First - it shows error "Can't refresh your data: The credentials you provided for the Data Source are invalid".

When I go to settings and enter the credentials in 3 places with "X" error mark next to them - it accepts them (I don't know why it shows this error in the first place).

Then - I press on Refresh now - and after showing "Prepare for refresh" for several seconds - nothing happens. I don't even see the "working circle" next to my dataset.

I just have to update in Destop and republish

Please help...


Thank you


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Problems with correlative map(Zip code)

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by Rayito169 Frequent Visitor on ‎02-14-2017 08:42 AM



From today( 14/02/2017), we are having problems with correlative map where we use zip code to paint the zone in the map.

Yesterday, this map works correctly. In Power Bi desktop works



, but in power bi Embebbed not.



Has anyone had the same problem? How can we solve it?


Many thanks,


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Important Issue:
 Tested on different machines using Windows 10 and the latest version of PowerBI - February 2017 (2.43.4647.541 64-bit)


  • Adding a image to page background ether on fill or fit, will cut the image, no matter what resolution is tried.


We’ve been using this feature, of adding a image to a page background, since last year without any problem.
On the the latest release of the PowerBI, each time we add a new image to page background it will be cutted and doesn’t fill the page.

(Images with the same resolution that worked before. Reports made with previous PowerBI version display the image perfectly without cutting edges.)




1) How it worked while using Jannuary 2017 or previous PowerBI releases.

2) What is occuring using the same image on PowerBI latest release, February 2017 with fit option


2) What is occuring using the same image on PowerBI latest release, February 2017 with fill option

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