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Power BI Desktop share

Hi Team,   Could you please suggest the way i can share the pbix file (Desktop file only) with others with readonly access. I don't want to publish and then will given them access.   Thank you  

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hi, @manishbeniwal 

If you want to share pbix file, e-mail, one drive or SharePoint are all good ways.

But for power bi desktop is a development tool, so when someone open the pbix file, he will see all the data model, include: Basic data datails, measure or column formula, Power Query, RLS, etc.And it couldn't be set read-only access. So it risks leaking sensitive data, Please handle with care. For sharing reports, the best way is publish them to power bi service and then share them.


Best Regards,


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