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I have a line chart visualizing daily average values for price. I also have a funnel chart where each bar represents the weekly average of the price. When pressing a bar on the funnel chart, the line chart neatly zooms to that week, or at least it does on the desktop app. 


When the report is published on the Power BI website in an App or viewed inside a workspace, the same functionality somehow brakes. Now the zoomed line chart zooms too much, so that large parts of the line are out of bounds, or it plots some points on the charts at wrong places randomly in relation to the Y-axis. E.g. an individual datapoint with a value of 52usd is plotted at 45usd in the zoomed version of the chart. 


I can't figure out what is going wrong, as everything is working perfectly on the desktop app.

Anyone got an idea or is this a bug?

The timeline slicer has started including a comma in its year labels.


So where it should say 2018 then Q1 it will say 2,018 Q1.


This seems to only affect files that were created before the most recent update.

Status: Accepted



I am getting an error "Access to the resource is forbidden" when trying to access Microsoft Graph in Power BI Desktop report.

Microsoft Graph URL is

I am logging in using Organization Account.

I have Global Admin role in the tenant.


The report was working normally for months, but stopped since yesterday.

I even tried creating new one - same result.

Accessing the same URL from Graph Explorer works fine.


What could actually impact this kind of error?

I have my Power BI report using as source Azure Data Lake Store with no issues.

After publish the report, I can't setup refresh due error message 

You can't schedule refresh for this dataset because one or more sources currently don't support refresh.

Discover Data SourcesThis has been working before

Refresh issue

Status: Accepted

When a Graph Visual is filtered based on its own Legend and the data is exported, all results are returned in the export instead of just those values associated with the selected legend selection.  Is this the expected behavior? 
   It is not intuitive for our end users that the other visuals on the report page which are crossfiltered by the legend do export as expected (filtered down to the single legend selection), but the visual the legend is actually on remains un-filtered in export
   We realize that if a slicer is added to the report page, this can be used to properly filter the graph in question, however this is not desired - our client would prefer to rely on the crossfiltering provided by the legend to filter all the visuals on the page, including the visual the legend is on.
  We appreciate your help!

Status: Delivered

Power BI Desktop no longer appears to lock PBIX files when they are open.  I'm sure this used to be the case up to a few months ago.


Steps to reproduce:

1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to your PBIX file

2. Double-click the file to open it in Power BI Desktop

3. Return to Windows Explorer

4. Double-click the same file to open it in Power BI Desktop .. again !?!

5. Chaos


Expected result (and the way it worked previously) is that at step 4 you would receive an error that the file was already open.


Some teams use Windows File Shares to share PBIX files amongst authors - they are severely impacted by this change as you can no longer be sure if someone else has a PBIX file open.


The file does appear to be partially locked - you can't rename it once one Power BI Desktop session has it open.

Status: Accepted

Hierarchy Slicer do not work on IE11

Status: New
by MPeinado Regular Visitor on ‎05-09-2018 03:03 AM

Hierarchy Slicer do not work on IE11.  Yesterday,it worked fine...




PBI Desktop Error

Status: New
by dharland Regular Visitor on ‎06-06-2018 07:21 AM

Recently, I started receiving an error when opening a report (that I've been working with for months) in PBI Desktop. This morning I updated to the latest version but the error continues to occur. I've submitted the issues numerous times through the default mechanism in PBI Desktop but have not heard anything from Microsoft.


Feedback Type:
Frown (Error)

JS Error Message:
Cannot read property 'enableSDKLogging' of null

Error Message:
An error occurred while rendering the report.

Stack Trace:
TypeError: Cannot read property 'enableSDKLogging' of null
at n._instrumentAuthCall (,nj/d1fc78f3/60f87994.js?bu=rms+answers+MapsSDK+AnonymousBe...)
at n._logServiceSuccessCallback (,nj/d1fc78f3/60f87994.js?bu=rms+answers+MapsSDK+AnonymousBe...)
at _logServiceResponse._credentials._hasValidCredentials (,nj/d1fc78f3/60f87994.js?bu=rms+answers+MapsSDK+AnonymousBe...)
at ZoneDelegate.invokeTask (ms-pbi://
at Zone.runTask (ms-pbi://
at ZoneTask.invokeTask (ms-pbi://
at ZoneTask.options.isUsingGlobalCallback.invoke (ms-pbi://
at data.args.(anonymous function) (ms-pbi://

Stack Trace Message:
An error occurred while rendering the report.

Invocation Stack Trace:
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.ExceptionExtensions.GetCurrentInvocationStackTrace()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.UI.Shared.FeedbackErrorInfo..ctor(String message, Exception exception)
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Windows.Telemetry.PowerBIUserFeedbackServices.ReportException(IWindowHandle activeWindow, IUIHost uiHost, FeedbackPackageInfo feedbackPackageInfo, Exception e, Boolean useGDICapture)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.UI.Shared.UnexpectedExceptionHandler.<>c__DisplayClass1.<HandleException>b__0()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.SynchronizationContextExtensions.<>c__DisplayClass3.<SendAndMarshalExceptions>b__0(Object null)
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(Object target, Object[] arguments, Signature sig, Boolean constructor)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.UnsafeInvokeInternal(Object obj, Object[] parameters, Object[] arguments)
at System.Delegate.DynamicInvokeImpl(Object[] args)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackDo(ThreadMethodEntry tme)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(Object obj)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallback(ThreadMethodEntry tme)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbacks()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG& msg)
at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG& msg)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr dwComponentID, Int32 reason, Int32 pvLoopData)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.ShowDialog(IWin32Window owner)
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.UI.Shared.WebDialogs.WebDialog.<>n__FabricatedMethod8(IWindowHandle )
at Microsoft.Mashup.Client.UI.Shared.WindowManager.ShowModal[T](T dialog, Func`1 showModalFunction)
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Program.<>c__DisplayClassb.<Main>b__0()
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Windows.IExceptionHandlerExtensions.<>c__DisplayClass7.<HandleExceptionsWithNestedTasks>b__6()
at Microsoft.Mashup.Host.Document.ExceptionHandlerExtensions.HandleExceptions(IExceptionHandler exceptionHandler, Action action)
at Microsoft.PowerBI.Client.Program.Main(String[] args)









Bug in Power BI desktop June Update - Filtering Data view

Status: Accepted
by pgk Frequent Visitor ‎06-06-2018 03:45 AM - edited ‎06-06-2018 03:48 AM



There seems to be a bug in the new filter in data view feature in the latest update. If the list is particularly long, the filter box that opens up goes beyond the screen because of which I am not able to make a selection and click on the "OK" button. It seems to be fine when the list is just a couple of items I noticed this problem on a laptop. Haven't yet tried it on a desktop with a larger screeen. Anybody else facing this problem?





Status: Accepted

PowerPoint Export Changes Legend Layout

Status: Accepted
by Laurelatwork Frequent Visitor on ‎03-29-2018 12:51 PM

This was working fine yesterday but today when I exported the online Power BI report to PowerPoint, the legend (which usually resides along the top of this chart) has mysteriously moved to be left-aligned, and covering the charts. This is on every chart & page in my report, so it's not just a single page. I have not changed this report recently.



Status: Accepted

Does anyone have any thoughts on why Numeric Slider input boxes might allow a user to enter a value greater or smaller than the values available in the column the Numeric slider is based on?  We would like to prevent this from occuring, and are thinking it might be a bug with the numeric slider visual.
    For instance, in the Numeric slider shown below, based on the values in the column the Numeric Slider is based on, the user should only be able to enter values between 1 and 6 in the input boxes, however they are able to enter -100 and 100 as the min/max and the slider appears to update accordingly.  I have even tried to set the page level filters to only allow the 1 through 6 range, without luck  (not ideal as this data might change).
1) Slider Min/Max which should be allowed (only options which will return results)
minmax good.png
2) Slider with wrong values manually entered, even though min/max with non-blank values havn't changed:
minmax bad.png
Ideally, if a user added a value greater than the max value, the input slider would revert back to the largest option available after providing the end-user with an alert/explanation, but just not allowing the input is acceptable. 

Thanks for your thoughts!

Status: Accepted

The A-->Z sorting option is not working in Chart Visualizations in the May 2018 update.  Despite multiple attempts, the sort feature seems locked to Z--->A only.  


This is highly disruptive as all charts are now defaulting to Z--->A sorting and cannot be set to A--->Z.



Status: Needs Info

Not able to open PBI file (even new blank one)

Status: New
by JorisVoorn Frequent Visitor on ‎03-16-2018 04:51 AM

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


Last month we created a PBI report with this tooltip preview feature and published to services, Which was working fine at that time. Whenever we did mouse over to that visual it responded to that filters applied to that visual.


From yesterday it's not responding to that filters applied to that visual (only in services), In PBI desktop its woking fine still.


PBI Desktop:


PBI Desktop.PNG


PBI Services:


PBI Services.PNG


Is there any issue with services or do we need to enable any setting in services, Without doing anything same feature was working fine earlier.



Dinesh J.

Line chart data labels are shown incorrectly

Status: New
by Spetter Occasional Visitor on ‎06-03-2018 04:00 AM



I have 2 measures shown on a line chart but the data labels from one measure are sometimes shown as a data label from the other measure and vice versa. See this image for an example. Sometimes it helps if I make the graph larger but on some graphs even making it very large doesn't help + I just don't have the space on a dashboard to make it bigger. Could this please be fixed?



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GDPR Personal Data message popup

Status: New
by belvoir Member on ‎05-25-2018 01:54 AM



Tried to post an idea to  and got a popup message saying "Action Required" - which is about consent to store personal data. Clearly a GDPR issue in the UK as compliance is required from today.


It has two options and you need to choose one of them. Except you can't - there's no checkbox, the Submit is inactive and the whole thing is greyed out.


Looks like someone hasn't tested this live....!


Anyone else in the UK getting this error today?



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

Error while exporting to Power point

Status: New
by parijatmalla Visitor on ‎05-02-2018 10:28 AM
I am getting following error on exporting to Power Point.
Image 2018-05-02-13-26-59.jpg

Power BI service performance issue

Status: New
by maniagarwalla Frequent Visitor on ‎04-03-2018 09:40 AM

We as an organization are using Power BI for several reports and dashboards and have 70+ Pro licenses.

We have noticed that the performance on the service has been very bad sporadically and specially today.

For eg. reports are taking long times to load, filters on reports are not working - all widgets keep loading, also getting errors sometimes.


We need help from Power BI support , but not sure about this escalation channel.

Please help asap.

AZ Sorting broken

Status: Needs Info
by SPMoore Frequent Visitor on ‎04-24-2018 03:35 AM

Hi, since the April 2018 release, it is not possible to sort A-Z on a chart axis, only Z-A.  When clicking A-Z on the dropdown elipses, nothing happens.  It is possible to sort by a measure but not A-Z with a text value or numeric value on the axis.


Status: Needs Info
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