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Using templates (pbit)

What are the advantages of using templates? 

Basically I could create a pbix report and apply this as a template as well. What's the big difference between pbit and pbix then?


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Re: Using templates (pbit)

In short:

- A template file contains only the query definitions, data model and reports, but not the data. So it's very small.

- When opening a pbit file the user can enter parameter values. Then only the data matching these query parameters is loaded. 

 

This is a good read about pbit template files. 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deep-dive-into-query-parameters-and-power-bi-templates/

Cheers, Edgar Walther
Power BI User Group Netherlands

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Posts: 120
Registered: ‎11-10-2015

Re: Using templates (pbit)

In short:

- A template file contains only the query definitions, data model and reports, but not the data. So it's very small.

- When opening a pbit file the user can enter parameter values. Then only the data matching these query parameters is loaded. 

 

This is a good read about pbit template files. 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deep-dive-into-query-parameters-and-power-bi-templates/

Cheers, Edgar Walther
Power BI User Group Netherlands