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Persistent filters in Power Bi Embedded

Hi All,


We use Power BI embedded in a solution.


Users that come to the reports always get the same filters and defaults.  Because the Application is the 'user', each user that uses the embedded reports is not seen as a unique user by Power BI and so the persistent filtering capability is not used.


Is there any way to solution this?  Should we use Active Directory to create an AD account for every user that signs up and then insure that user context is used when calling the reports?  Can a user context be sent with each report request?


Many thanks for any ideas/tips.

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Hi @john_fomba ,

In reports you embed for your organization, when the persistent filters feature is enabled, reports retain their state, including filters, slicers, and other data view changes. When your user opens a report, the saved user state loads into the report. Also, the user gets the same user state in the different scenarios if persistent filters is enabled.

To reset the persistent filters in an embed scenario, you'll need to implement a button and use the resetPersistentFilters API, or show the action bar to get the Power BI Reset to default button on the action bar.

More details:Enable persistent filters 


Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Polly


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