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Advocate II
Advocate II

Question about the Import Power BI Desktop Template option

Hi All,

 

The option is on the File tab.

 

When I read the description, it said that an existing template can be imported into the current file.

When I tested this, the files in the template were imported into a new report file, not the one that I had open.

 

I don't know what went wrong.

 

Is this what should happen or is the description is wrong?
If this is what should happen, I don't see the benefit of the feature because you could just use "save as" on a report file and accomplish the same thing.

 

I'm hoping someone can clear this up for me.

 

Thank you
Tracy

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Re: Question about the Import Power BI Desktop Template option

@elz i agree with you, description is probably bit misleading. i think use of template is to create and distribute report templates that can be seen sent out to other teams and people.

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Re: Question about the Import Power BI Desktop Template option

@elz i agree with you, description is probably bit misleading. i think use of template is to create and distribute report templates that can be seen sent out to other teams and people.

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Re: Question about the Import Power BI Desktop Template option

Revisiting this question as I ran into it myself today:

 

Is it possible to import a saved template into an existing report as opposed to opening a new file?

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