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After instalation of PBI Desktop update (March) I am not ableto open any PBI file (even new blank one). I tried to repair PBI desktop via Control PAnel, reinstall back to rpevious verison, change x64 bit to x32 bit version, but nothing worked. 


Error messages varies based on PBI file that i am trying to open, below is one of the error logs that PBI shown me after PBI failed. Sometimes is error message only announcement that PBIDesktop is not able to load data modle and nothing else (what is kinda strange when this error message appear during opening of blank PBI file...


Feedback Type:
Frown (Error)


Local Time:

Session ID:

March 2018

Product Version:
2.56.5023.942 (PBIDesktop) (x64)

Error Message:
Couldn't load the model schema.

OS Version:
Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.16299.0 (x64 en-US)

CLR Version:
4.7 or later [Release Number = 461308]

Peak Virtual Memory:
35.5 GB

Private Memory:
1.08 GB

Peak Working Set:
1.06 GB

IE Version:

User ID:

Workbook Package Info:
1* - en-US, Query Groups: 5, fastCombine: Enabled, runBackgroundAnalysis: True.

Telemetry Enabled:

Model Default Mode:

Snapshot Trace Logs:
C:\Users\v-pavsch\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop\

Performance Trace Logs:
C:\Users\v-pavsch\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Power BI Desktop\

Disabled Preview Features:

Disabled DirectQuery Options:


DPI Scale:

Supported Services:
Power BI


Trying to open my PBIX files and the desktop application. nothing open up. It just gets stuck. i have even downloaded the App again. below is the Pic of the error.


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Status: Accepted

Usage metric report

Status: New
by shantsharma New Member yesterday

As Power Bi Dashbords are published through App Space and users are using the report with their login credentials however Usage metric report is not showing the usage.


For example Language = Nederlands


Edit option is missing with 100% Zoom Level



This is actually hiding underneath, when the zoom level is 90% it shows up



This is happening with lot of languages. 

The supplied URL must be a valid 'http:' or 'https:' URL ???

Status: Accepted
by Sean Super Contributor ‎03-12-2018 09:29 PM - edited ‎03-13-2018 07:45 AM

I have a PBIX file that updates every Monday from a web page.

Last Monday March 5th (before the March 2018 Update) all was fine Smiley Happy

Today Monday March 12th (after the March Update) I get this error Smiley Sad

The supplied URL must be a valid 'http:' or 'https:' URL

Well the URL is working and it opens fine in any browser! (Firefox, Edge, Chrome)

Here's the error I see in the Query Editor

URL Must be Valid.png

Oddly the URL still works in Power Query but not PBI

I've duplicated the issue with this different link

Here's result in PBI

URL Invalid PBI.gif


And result with same URL in Excel

URL Valid Excel.gif


Thanks! Smiley Happy

Any ideas / suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Desktop Forum Link


UPDATE: This happens with both March 2018 Versions I've tried so far

2.56.5023.861 - March 7 and

2.56.5023.942 - March 12

Both don't work and say URL is Invalid!


Also I was able to downgrade to Feb 2018 and I do NOT encounter this issue there!



Status: Accepted

Noticed yesterday that when testing "view as role" in the PBI service a selection seems to get de-selected immediately. However it works in the Desktop app. Still not working today so figured that this might be a bug in the online service? Anyone else with a similar issue?



Status: Accepted

I have noticed that report usage metrics is not appearing for newly created reports. Reports that are created last couple of weeks does not show up when connecting to the Report usage metrics model.

Metrics for "old" reports still generate statistics but nothing from all the new reports!


There have been a similar issue a couple of months back and before new year which was fixed in February according to some other issue that was posted here but it now seems to be happening again. 


This does not seem to be same issue as is posted under the Support page since it states that usage data is complete after 2/7!

Tenant is located in North Europe in my case.






Power BI usage metrics for reports are missing data from 1/19 to 2/7. As a workaround, the Power BI audit logs can be used to determine report usage during this period of time. Usage data for reports is complete before 1/19 and after 2/7. Usage metrics for dashboards is unaffected.


RLS test as role not working in service

Status: Accepted
by robby1982 New Member on ‎02-27-2018 11:31 AM



This used to work fine but when I try to  'test as role'  today in service, whatever emailadress I select it just doesn't stick. The apply button is also disabled. 


Anybody else having this issue? (no problem in desktop)


Kind regards,



Status: Accepted

I have a report with 2 data sources (MSSQL and MySQL) after I deploy the report to the report server I change the data source credentials and test them successfully. 


However when I set up a scheduled data refresh it fails with a login error to one of the data sources and when I go back into the data source and retest the connections one of the connections will fail. I then re-enter the credentials and test again (successfully) but the next scheduled refresh will fail with a login error. When I go back into test the data sources one of them will fail again.


It is almost as of the login credentials are getting forgotten or corrupted. 

This is becoming a very big pain point for me.... It is crucial that my colors stay consistent throughout my report, However, the colors will change in the service!!


Below image shows what I have set in Desktop.





Below shows what is in the Service. Even when I try to re-publish my desktop report. The colors won't match. I have to completely delete the report from my service, then publish. And even then it only lasts a day before the colors are changed.




You will notice, it is all the same colors in both charts.... However, they are just taking different priorities.... In Desktop, I have the magenta line as top priority, but in the Service, it doesn't follow that.


Please, please, please fix this. There are so many threads about this, that have supposedly been resolved, but the issue is not resolved.

Did not receive the daily updates for any of the four reports that I subscribe to. My colleagues have the same issue. 


Report subscriptions were working correctly through yesterday.  Confirmed in the Power Bi service that the datasets were refreshed earlier today which should have triggered the emails.


Anyone else having a problem today? 

Status: Delivered

As per the title all basic date slicers are stuck in the US date format and cannot be changed. My regional setting are set to UK and changing this around does not fix the issue.

Status: Accepted

Lately while I was maintaining the published reports from the Power BI desktop; noticed that after save, when I clicked on the Publish button, it calls the sqldmper.exe (the command window) and crashes; sometimes hanged and had to kill the task.

Then I noticed PBD keeps logging me out during publish, calls that sqldmper.exe and after crash, have to relogin and publish till now.

I believe there's a bug in latest update; I am running the january 2018 update.


Is anyone else facing the same issue?




Status: Accepted

There was a similar issue last year. It seems that has re-occured.


When I attempt to publish a report and have not signed  into the Desktop yet, a command prompt box appears then disappears and Power BI crashes. Also, it seems that   after the January 2018 update, Power BI requires to re-signin for each report created prior to installing the  update.  Normally after I have  already signed in, Power BI will not request for  another  signin the next time  I open the same report. 

Status: Accepted

Hi if I include a custom visual added from "My Organization" in the marketplace, when I share the report using "Publish to Web" then the custom visual doesn't appear.


In the browser console window I see the following errors:ptwbug.png









If I add the custom visual "from file" then it works fine.

Status: Accepted

In the March PBID (Version: 2.56.5023.861 64-bit (March 2018)) - If you delete a page in a report, it does not prompt you to Save when you close the pbix, and does not Save the changes either (assuming you do not explicitly Save the file first). When you reopen the pbix the page you deleted is still there.

Status: Accepted

Scatter Plot Bubble size issue

Status: New
by Hamza_Javaid Occasional Visitor on ‎03-12-2018 05:32 AM

I've been using Power BI desktop for visulaization of data in scatter plot. the problem is, the data I have is in million and billions of entries. so while visualizing it over the scatter plot, the bubbles of scatter plot often overlaps because of thier size even when the size is set to 0. is there any way to squeeze the size of the bubble more even it looks like a simple dot. so that the visualization can be a bit understandable and demonstrable? Thank you.

Report page tooltip issue

Status: Needs Info
by MichaelP Frequent Visitor on ‎03-12-2018 03:49 AM

Very nice feature BTW.


I know this is in Preview but here is an issue i have spotted this morning.


For the Table Visual such as below, this is operating properly (filtering) in Desktop but this is not in PowerBI Service. I have tried with another formatting for the Tooltip same. And I also had this Report Page tooltip working on another report. Now, writting this report: the report where it's failing is Live Query On Prem SSAS. The one where it works, is On Prem, Import, SQL Database.

2018-03-12 11_43_07-OverviewPortfolio - Power BI - Internet Explorer.png2018-03-12 11_41_29-OverviewPortfolio - Power BI Desktop - Tooltip OK.png



Status: Needs Info


After I updated my Power BI Desktop to February update I noticed that everytime I refresh the datasets the sorting by column resets and goes to default. That's so disturbing that I will have to downgrade to the December update, because the January upgrade had issues in DirectQuery mode.


I've tested on two different machines and on the machine with the December version there was no such issue as reseting the column sort to default.

Status: Accepted

We have a Power BI daily status report that is published to the power bi service and shared with users.  Users subscribe to the main report page to receive a daily status update via email.


The report was edited in the Power BI Desktop service to add a new visual on the main page. The name of that page was not changed. After the report was published to the Power BI service, users stopped receiving the daily email update. When they signed onto Power BI service to view their subscription status, they now see the word "Draft" next to the repport page name. The only fix is for them to delete that subscription and then resubscribe to that page.


This is tremendously inconvenient-- we need to be able to edit our reports without breaking subscriptions. 



Status: Needs Info