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dipakh Frequent Visitor
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Re: Remove existing DataSource

I have been trying for 1 week to get a previous link removed from the datasource.  This workaround works - Yippe

@Anonymous wrote:

Facing the same issue but it only affects some reports.


Looks like this happens when you have a query that references another query (that was originally using the old data source).   The referencing query appears to maintain some link to the old source.



  1. open report in Power BI
  2. SAVE AS to new report (this step is critical – wont work from the original report)
  3. In Advanced Editor, make some minor change to the query string(s) (I generally use custom SQL in my queries). 
  4. SAVE and SAVE AS to original report name
  5. Publish original report.   Should be ok now.
  6. Edit report to undo minor change and republish.


sfmike99 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Remove existing DataSource


Well I didn't do the "save as" trick but I did delete the old report and dataset from Power BI Service, then re-uploaded it again. New version works fine, however I had to recreate permissions (a pain) and I still have the old data sources listed. Even if "save as" works, it still seems like a bad solution because it is effectively a new report. All this to change a file pointer?


Please add 'delete' options for data sources to Power BI Service!

Foram Frequent Visitor
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Re: Remove existing DataSource

How to delete one of the data source credentials of sharepoint link from power bi service




i  tried changing data source and clearing the permissions in desktop, but didn't work.




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