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Is there any option to disable the Auto Update option ?



Is there any option in power bi for disabling the Auto Update function?




Thanks in Advance


Hi Vaishnavi_M,


Could you please explain a bit about the Auto Update here?

Based on what I know, there is no auto-update from Power BI desktop, dataset would only refresh when we hit the refresh button. Check the thread below:

How to disable auto-refresh in Power BI desktop

If you mean the same thing, follow what Eric suggest, to add some filters.

Please post back if you need any further assistance.



The original question was how to disable Power BI Desktop updates (not data updates/refreshes). But how to disable the software updates to Power BI. Our clients would who also use the Desktop would not want a pop-up every month, especially if they are satisfied wit current features. Is there a way to disable the update notification until a way for automatic Power Bi desktop software updates is made available?

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Hi, disable this option



Lima - Peru

Thanks @Vvelarde


Any idea when Microsoft would enable/push automatic updates to the Power BI Desktop software? 

It's being discussed, but no ETA.

Appreciate the update. But just Fyi ... there is an idea regarding this, which is under review for about 16 months now :

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