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StolzHerz Regular Visitor
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Deploying PBI-Reports to on-premises Power BI Report Server - Best Practices

Hi 

 

I have installed PBI Report Server on-premises, everything works, including AS Tabular datasource etc... 

 

I have this environment:

  • PBIX reports under SourceControl (TFS 2013)
  • Power BI Desktop (June 2017) optimized for on-premises Power BI Report Server 
  • DEV - Power BI Report Server
  • TEST - Power BI Report Server
  • PROD - Power BI Report Server

What is the best way to deploy new or changed reports to the PBIRS Servers?

  • Open it from the TFS Workspace, and then deploy it with "Save as... Power BI Report Server" with changing the datasource for each destination PBIRS is not very convenient
  • Can I automate that? As example like deployment of reports with the SSRS WebService? When I have examples I can do that with C#
  • Or does it already give tools to do this report deployment job?

Greetings

Roli

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Moderator mgmeyer
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Re: Deploying PBI-Reports to on-premises Power BI Report Server - Best Practices

Right now there isn't a supported way to automate this, but it is coming. Eric G. posted some code on how you can automate the deployment of PBIX reports in C# here; however for RDLs you'll still want to use SOAP/rs.exe. Also for the RDLs you can check out the ReportServicesTools repo on GitHub which uses PowerShell for catalog management which includes publishing RDLs (PBIX is not there yet).

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Moderator mgmeyer
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Re: Deploying PBI-Reports to on-premises Power BI Report Server - Best Practices

Right now there isn't a supported way to automate this, but it is coming. Eric G. posted some code on how you can automate the deployment of PBIX reports in C# here; however for RDLs you'll still want to use SOAP/rs.exe. Also for the RDLs you can check out the ReportServicesTools repo on GitHub which uses PowerShell for catalog management which includes publishing RDLs (PBIX is not there yet).

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StolzHerz Regular Visitor
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Re: Deploying PBI-Reports to on-premises Power BI Report Server - Best Practices

Many thanks! The C# code works fine for uploading a PBIX to PBIRS. I hope we have extended functionality soon, as example to change the data source automatically too!

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