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Hyldal Frequent Visitor
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Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

 

I'm publishing report from Power BI Desktop after new month is chosen. The report is updated correctly in Power BI App but the data in tiles on Dashboard show data from old report. I have to make new tiles in dashboard in order to show new sales numbers. I connect via gateway to my cube in data warehouse. Please help.

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Super User
Super User

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

@Hyldal Tiles in dashboard are the snapshot of your data. Say for example first time you've published report from power bi desktop to service and then pinned tile from that report that shows total sales for month of august to dashboard then if total sales for month of august changes then tile would have updated number but if in the report you filter out some data or change month from august to september in slicer to then tile in dashboard would still continue to show august total sales amount.

Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
Moderator

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Hi @Hyldal,

 

In Power BI Service, if original visualization used to create the tile changes, the tile doesn't change. In your scenario, since you republished the report, the change of report will not reflect to the dashboard tile. Please see: Dashboard tiles in Power BI.

 

To work around the issue, I would suggest you create a report with required visuals in one report page, and publish the report to service. Then pin an entire report page via "Pin a live page" feature to a dashboard. Because pin live page enables changes to reports to appear in the dashboard tile when the page is refreshed. For more information, please refer to this article: Pin an entire report page, as a live tile, to a Power BI dashboard.

 

If you have any question, please feel free to ask.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Hyldal Frequent Visitor
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Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

 

I'm publishing report from Power BI Desktop after new month is chosen. The report is updated correctly in Power BI App but the data in tiles on Dashboard show data from old report. I have to make new tiles in dashboard in order to show new sales numbers. I connect via gateway to my cube in data warehouse. Please help.

Super User
Super User

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

@Hyldal Tiles in dashboard are the snapshot of your data. Say for example first time you've published report from power bi desktop to service and then pinned tile from that report that shows total sales for month of august to dashboard then if total sales for month of august changes then tile would have updated number but if in the report you filter out some data or change month from august to september in slicer to then tile in dashboard would still continue to show august total sales amount.

Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
Moderator

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Hi @Hyldal,

 

In Power BI Service, if original visualization used to create the tile changes, the tile doesn't change. In your scenario, since you republished the report, the change of report will not reflect to the dashboard tile. Please see: Dashboard tiles in Power BI.

 

To work around the issue, I would suggest you create a report with required visuals in one report page, and publish the report to service. Then pin an entire report page via "Pin a live page" feature to a dashboard. Because pin live page enables changes to reports to appear in the dashboard tile when the page is refreshed. For more information, please refer to this article: Pin an entire report page, as a live tile, to a Power BI dashboard.

 

If you have any question, please feel free to ask.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
raphr_MSFT Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Is there any plan to update automatically components pinned to dashboards?

 

Pinning entire pages is not always a viable solution.

asaft Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

When you want to create alerts on KPI tiles, you need these tiles to be pinned separately (Not as part of a whole page), but then those KPI tiels are not refreshed with their source report. Any other way to create alerts on KPIs and keep those KPIs refreshed in the dashboard?

jeffwinchell Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Pinning the entire page is a hack and it creates many other problems. I am shocked this problem has been around at least a year and a half.

 

Microsoft is flinging out random stuff every month (or more frequently) with Power BI without thinking and without adequate testing. This product is EXTREMELY buggy and frustrating

AlexandreMol Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Hello, Any update on this item? Thank you Smiley Happy

Cal_ICMP Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Any progress on this?

 

It really impacts the usefulness of the dashboard feature.

michbake Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Dashboard tiles don't automatically update when updated report is published

Updating dashboard tiles with the current report data is NEEDED functionality.  Once the visual is pinned to the dashboard the dashboard item should reflect the underlying visual, in it's current state.

 

Please tell me the Power BI development team is working on it. Having the dashboard "snapshot" updating as long as the report slicer value does not change but then stops updating when the slicer value changes is not a viable solution to providing actionable data efficently.