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eprochasson Frequent Visitor
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Cloning and rebinding a report to a dataset kills calculated table / columns / measure



I'm trying to deploy slight variation of a dashboard report, to show different client a slice of their data (and not of their competition). For that, I built a base report (hereafter, my template). Using the REST API, I then clone that template, create a new dataset and push the data I want that client to see, then rebind the cloned dashboard to the new dataset. So far so good.


The problem is that in the process, any calculated column / table / measure get wiped out. I would have assumed that the calculated table / columns were a property of the dashboard report, not the dataset.


Anything I can do? Should I be doing what I'm doing (automatically deploying a template with different dataset) some other way?



(edit: changed dashboard to report for clarity. Thanks Quentin)



quentin_vigne Senior Member
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Re: Cloning and rebinding a report to a dataset kills calculated table / columns / measure

Hi @eprochasson


Calculated columns are a property from reports, not dashboard. (Dashboard are built from reports.)

What you can do is create a dynamic page that would be filtered with your client id via drillthrough


You would only have to build one page based on a primary one.


There is a great example of what drillthrough looks like here :


Don't mind about her example, look at the powerbi reprot and right click on a breed > drillthrough > breed info


- Quentin

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