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Unable to Publish to Web

Good morning

 

I updated my PBI desktop version to November yesterday.  Aside from the issue already reported of report themes no longer saving when applied, I also have the issue that I cannot now publish anything from PBI Desktop to the web service.  This applies both to reports created in the October release version and reports created in the November version.  I have un-installed PBI and re-installed but no change.  Anyone else having this issue or anyone have a fix for this.

 

Many thanks

 

Rod Average

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Good Morning

 

I have tried going to the Power BI Service and using ‘Get Data’ and that has worked perfectly.  What was happening was I had opened a report is PBI Desktop and then selected the ‘Publish’ option.  What happened then was I was asked to sign in which seemed to go ok.  I did not receive an error message but I did not then get any options to do with publishing (which I did previously).  If I clicked the publish button again nothing happened.  However, if I can publish by using the get data option in the Service that will be ok. 

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Regards

 

Rod Average

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Frequent Visitor

The December Update has now corrected the "Unable to publish" issue, that was caused by the November update.

 

Works fine again.

Frequent Visitor

I have exact same issue, the Publish bottom does nothing

As mentioned earlier, I have downgraded the version back to October release which worked just fine. I wouldn't worry so much about the November release as December update should be out there any day (I guess) and I want to believe that it will carry the fix that was required.

Nevertheless, if you still wish to install the November release pls. refer to one of the notes in this thread stating that the fix should be in production already, so you may want to re-install November update again, or just execute a reboot that may fix the problem.

 

Best,

Nir H 

Helper I
Helper I

Same issue, have a team of 12 that's affected by this.

Helper III
Helper III

I've started this thread but didn't get an answer about resolution, only that this issue has been succeffuly replicated and it will be resolved. not sure about ETA.

Meanwhile I recommend anyone who is facing this issue, to downgrade to October release. I did it and currently I'm on October update and it works just fine.

Hopefully the December release which should be out there in a couple of weeks (next week maybe) will resolve this whole matter.

 

Thanks!

Nir H

Frequent Visitor

Nir,

Microsoft reported an approximate ETC for a resolution a couple is weeks ago:
http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Unable-publish-from-Desktop-to-Service/idc-p/302586

Regards,
Angela

Thanks Angela!

So the fix will be available in PROD very close to the December release... I guess this is why I decided to downgarde to October update and skipped the November release.

 

Thanks!

Nir H

Frequent Visitor

You're welcome, Nir!

 

Yes, I recommended to my team to just wait until the December release instead of downloading the November release. I'm not sure why Microsoft even chose to keep the November release up since it's causing so many of us issues. Hopefully, this particular issue will be resolved as planned!

 

Regards,

Angela

New Member

Hi, I'm also just putting in that I'm having this issue as well with the latest update.

Helper III
Helper III

Hello,

 

I just downloaded the latest version of Power BI (as I do every month) and since then the "Publish" button stopped initiating the publish process.

I have another machine with Power BI installed and with an earlier version so I went there and publish my report from there and it worked fine. However, after installing on that machine the latest version as well, it also stopped working...

any idea if this is a broad issue with the latest version of Power BI???

 

Thanks!

Nir

Frequent Visitor

Just putting in that I'm having this issue as well with the latest update.

Frequent Visitor

I initially marked as solved as the suggestion to use 'Get Data' in the PBI Service worked.  However, this did not work for all reports or all users.  As per my follow up response the next day.  Unfortunately it is not possible to de-select the 'Solved' option.

 

Regards

 

Rod Average

HI @Rod-Average

 

I have the same issue, cannot publish anything to the Power BI Service from PBI Desktop. 

 

Regards, 

 

Matt

Hi. 

 

I have the same problem!! Does anyone has a solution or response from Microsoft?

 

Thanks.

 

I have just installed the latest update (Version: 2.52.4921.682 64-bit [November 2017])which is the second November update.  This has not fixed the publishing issue neither has it fixed the issue of themes not saving when a report is saved.

 

Regards 

 

Rod Average

I have the same issue !!

 

This renders the service completely un-usable....

 

Some help please MS ??

Anonymous
Not applicable

I am expereincing the same issue (the "Publish" buton in PBI desktop does nothing).

 

However, the proposed workaround is no good for me because my report data sources are Azure Analysis Service models.

 

Is this going to be fixed within the month of Novemeber Microsoft?

Frequent Visitor

Further to my earlier post stating that this issue is solved by getting the data via the PBI Service, apparently this solution only works in some circumstances.  Even if this is the case, the way to publish is to build a report in desktop and then use the publish function.  This is clearly not working properly since the November update.   Any word from Microsoft? 

 

Regards

 

Rod Average 

Frequent Visitor

Yes, I am having the same issue too.

 

Strangely, the one file that has the data automatically linked, does allow me to publish. All my other work i do through adding excel files, and none of these can publish. I have a ticket raised with microsoft, and they have confirmed this is a know issue on the back of the November update. Only seems to apply to those on a desktop. Other connected to our management server are unaffected.

 

Still waiting for a solution.

New Member

i have the same problem ; unable to publish from power BI destop

 

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