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joyl Frequent Visitor
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Opening Report in Desktop

How am I able to open a report in Desktop that was shared with me in Power BI Service? I prefer to use Desktop because of it's enhanced features, but when I am viewing the shared report in Service, there is no option to save it so that I can then open in Desktop. Thanks!

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Re: Opening Report in Desktop

Correct.  Without Edit (or Admin) permission, you can only view in Power BI Service.

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Re: Opening Report in Desktop

You'll need Edit permission in a Workspace to export a PBIX for a report.  Either you have to be an Admin in the Workspace, or the Workspace configured to all Members to edit.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-manage-app-workspace-in-power-bi-and-office-365

joyl Frequent Visitor
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Re: Opening Report in Desktop

Thanks @jeffshieldsdev So does that mean that I am not able to open and view a shared report using Desktop? Are you only able to view shared reports in Service? 

Re: Opening Report in Desktop

Correct.  Without Edit (or Admin) permission, you can only view in Power BI Service.