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Refresh PowerBI to reflect renamed table name from Data Source to the report

We have multiple reports based on a database table, now we need to rename the table itself, how to refresh PowerBI reports to reflect the changed table name. Currently the new table name does not overwritting the old table that causes to re create all the reports again.

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Hi abtalk2u,


You should modify the datasource name or connection string in advanced editor before refresh the report.



Jimmy Tao

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Solution Sage

So you are renaming the table in the DB? Then no, you can't automatically reflect the change in the report.


However, you can download the report from service into desktop. Go into query editor and make changes there. Instead of recreating entire report.


However, a lot will depend on how your data model is built and structured.

Currently, we are using Azure Analysis Services model as data source for Power BI report. we are creating all measures and calculated columns at the AAS model itself.

Any updates on the above thread?

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