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Maw Frequent Visitor
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Report / Dataset Lifecycle Management

Dear Community,

 

 

 

i am totaly new in your community and also in Power BI.

 

This year my company start a new project with power BI and we would like to transfer our Excel Frontend to Power BI Frontend.

 

 

 

My first step is to create a report/Datasets concept. I would like to create a set of rules for publishing new reports / Datasets and whould like to hear your opinion.

 

 

 

Is there any versioning or history for old reports in pb, to verify the actual report or do you just delete the old reports or rename with the current date?

 

 

 

When we need to change the dataset from existing reports, is there a method to copy the old reports for the new dataset or must we create all reports new, for the new dataset?

 

 

 

I am searching for a easy lifecycle management for datasets / reports and whould like to hear your concent in this case.

 

 

 

Thank you for all ideas and replys!

 

 

 

 

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v-ljerr-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Report / Dataset Lifecycle Management

Hi @Maw,


Is there any versioning or history for old reports in pb, to verify the actual report or do you just delete the old reports or rename with the current date?


Currently, there is no version control option in Power BI. You will need to back up your old pbix files manually for now. Here is the idea shared on Power BI Ideas forum. You can vote it up and add you comments there to improve Power BI on this feature.


When we need to change the dataset from existing reports, is there a method to copy the old reports for the new dataset or must we create all reports new, for the new dataset?




With Power BI Desktop, you can change data sources for an existing pbix file. For more details, you can refer to the following thread/article. Smiley Happy

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/How-to-replace-Data-Source-for-existing-report/td-p/58947

http://www.decisivedata.net/blog/change-a-power-bi-data-source-type

 

Regards

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v-ljerr-msft Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: Report / Dataset Lifecycle Management

Hi @Maw,


Is there any versioning or history for old reports in pb, to verify the actual report or do you just delete the old reports or rename with the current date?


Currently, there is no version control option in Power BI. You will need to back up your old pbix files manually for now. Here is the idea shared on Power BI Ideas forum. You can vote it up and add you comments there to improve Power BI on this feature.


When we need to change the dataset from existing reports, is there a method to copy the old reports for the new dataset or must we create all reports new, for the new dataset?




With Power BI Desktop, you can change data sources for an existing pbix file. For more details, you can refer to the following thread/article. Smiley Happy

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/How-to-replace-Data-Source-for-existing-report/td-p/58947

http://www.decisivedata.net/blog/change-a-power-bi-data-source-type

 

Regards

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