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atsats Frequent Visitor
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Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

I'm trying to get the raw data behind some of the Power BI samples on this page:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/sample-datasets

But, when I try to get the Excel workbook for any sample, such as from here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/sample-retail-analysis) with this download link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=529778

I get this Excel spreadsheet:

PowerBISampleProb.png

and the raw data is not available. I tried refreshing the data connections manually, but that generates another error about a database not being available (see below image). 

 

Are these sample databases available? If not, how do we get the raw data behind these Power BI Samples?

PowerBIDBError.png

 

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v-danhe-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

Hi @atsats ,

You could refer to below link to enable refered add-in for your sample excel:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/sample-datasets#optional-take-a-look-at-the-excel-samples-...

And you could use import function to load the excel with data model:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-import-excel-workbooks

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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dvb Visitor
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Re: Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

After hours of googling, this newbie is still having trouble. And I found

https://www.biinsight.com/quick-tips-export-power-bi-desktop-and-power-bi-service-model-data-as-a-wh...

using DAX Studio that works great (easy and fast).

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v-danhe-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

Hi @atsats ,

You could refer to below link to enable refered add-in for your sample excel:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/sample-datasets#optional-take-a-look-at-the-excel-samples-...

And you could use import function to load the excel with data model:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-import-excel-workbooks

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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dvb Visitor
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Re: Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

After hours of googling, this newbie is still having trouble. And I found

https://www.biinsight.com/quick-tips-export-power-bi-desktop-and-power-bi-service-model-data-as-a-wh...

using DAX Studio that works great (easy and fast).

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atsats Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Need raw data behind Power BI obvience samples

Wow, pretty impressive that you figured this out. I had given up after posting the question a few weeks ago. 

 

Your find is very useful; thanks for posting!


@dvb wrote:

After hours of googling, this newbie is still having trouble. And I found

https://www.biinsight.com/quick-tips-export-power-bi-desktop-and-power-bi-service-model-data-as-a-wh...

using DAX Studio that works great (easy and fast).


 

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