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Datasets are not unloadable any more from Power BI Service

Dear All,

when we try to download a dataset we are getting the following error message :

(this same dataset(s) are working well on CLient PC and can be published to service as well)

we also trie to publish these datasets to other Workspces and the issue is not resolved.

thank you for your help.

Best Regards,

Camille SALIBA



Can't export to Power BI Desktop format

We couldn't export to .pbix format.

Please try again later or contact support. If you contact support, please provide these details.See details
  • Activity ID10923cca-cc46-4bcb-93fa-8c2a43858da9
  • Request ID4b7b636c-c22c-d3ff-56f5-9a6513aa64aa
  • Correlation ID6d250f22-269c-d2ef-92b2-b0ca038450d3
  • Status code500
  • TimeTue Sep 14 2021 16:55:59 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time)
  • Service version13.0.16736.54
  • Client version2108.5.07549-train
  • Cluster URI
Status: New
Community Support


I think you should check if you have reached the limitation of the “Export to pbix” function in the Power BI:

  • This feature won't work with reports and the built-in downloadable samples originally created in the Power BI service, unless the report was created through the quick create experience.
  • Reports created in the Power BI service must be saved before they can be downloaded.
  • If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service.
  • Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a PBIX file.
  • Datasets are enabled for large models and the reports created from these datasets can't be downloaded to a PBIX file.
  • Downloading a PBIX file after deployment isn't supported as part of the deployment pipeline (ALM).
  • Usage metric reports can't be downloaded to a PBIX file.
  • Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a PBIX file.
  • If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish to a different workspace, you and your users won't be able to download it. The download feature is not supported in this scenario.
  • You can only download the original report. You can't download a copy of a report.

For more info:


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _Robert Qin