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Downloading a powerBI report is disabled even for admin

Downloading a powerBI report is disabled even for administrator.

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Community Support

hi  @sunilayyappa 

Usually, you need check these:

  • The report must have been created by using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix file must have been uploaded to the Power BI service.
  • If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service.
  • This feature won't work with reports and content packs originally created in the Power BI service.

and also has other reasons, please have a look the document:





Hi @v-lili6-msft 


Thanks for the reply. The Report is created using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power Bi Service.


Problem is we are not able to download the .PBIX fileeven if it is published by me and I have admin permissions on the workspace.




Community Support

hi  @sunilayyappa 

Download the .PBIX file is not just need admin permissions on the workspace, that means you have edit access for the reports in this workspace.


So it must be that your power bi admin has disable the download the pbix file in admin portal.

Export data

Users in the organization can export data from a tile or visualization. This setting controls Analyze in Excel, export to .csv, dataset downloads (.pbix), and Power BI Service Live Connect features. Learn more about exporting data from a tile or visual.