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Unable to open reports in the power bi desktop app that were created in the power bi service (web)



Is it possible to open a report in the power bi desktop app that was orginally created in the power bi service (web app)? As far as I can see, you can only download reports in the power bi service (web app) if they were originally created in the power bi desktop app. I cant see anywhere within the power bi desktop app to open a report thats in the power bi service (web app) via a workspace.


Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.





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@charlierix if download as pbix is not available, it means you cannot download pbix and there is no other way (I'm aware of) that you can open/download the file and open in desktop.


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