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Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?

If a report is changed, is it possible to revert to a previous version in Power BI Report Server?

 

 

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Super User III
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Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?


@TOK wrote:

@pbiworkIt is possibile indeed.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/report/sql-reports/create-and-manage-reporting-service... 

 


Sorry @TOK but that article talks about creating reports against a TFS/DevOps version control system (so you could run reports on the number of checkins and work items closed etc) it does not talk about versioning reports that are already deployed onto Power BI Report server. 

 

Now you can definitely setup automated deployment pipelines so that when users check in to source control the report gets deployed to a production PBIRS instance, but that is typically more of a developer workflow, business users do not generally use source control systems or devops pipelines. 

 

If I'm not mistaken I think that what @pbiwork wants is to be able to rollback to a prior version if someone edits a pbix file and saves it back to the PBIRS server and currently there is no built-in support to be able to do this.

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Super User IV
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Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?

Are you asking if there is version control like in SharePoint?


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pbiwork
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Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?

Thanks for the reply.  I am not familiar with Sharepoint's version control functionality, but I would expect any existing version control in Power BI Report Server (PBIRS) to allow an administrator to revert a report back to a previous state (example: change back to old version before someone made changes to the report).

 

Any idea if this funtionality is availalble in PBIRS?

Super User III
Super User III

Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?

No, PBIRS does not keep report versions, it only has the current version. If you wanted functionality I think you would need to build it yourself. You could write a Powershell script to download all the files and upload a copy of them to somewhere that supported versioning (such as a Sharepoint document library) and then run this on a regular basis.

TOK
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Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?

Super User III
Super User III

Re: Does Power BI Report Server include report versioning?


@TOK wrote:

@pbiworkIt is possibile indeed.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/report/sql-reports/create-and-manage-reporting-service... 

 


Sorry @TOK but that article talks about creating reports against a TFS/DevOps version control system (so you could run reports on the number of checkins and work items closed etc) it does not talk about versioning reports that are already deployed onto Power BI Report server. 

 

Now you can definitely setup automated deployment pipelines so that when users check in to source control the report gets deployed to a production PBIRS instance, but that is typically more of a developer workflow, business users do not generally use source control systems or devops pipelines. 

 

If I'm not mistaken I think that what @pbiwork wants is to be able to rollback to a prior version if someone edits a pbix file and saves it back to the PBIRS server and currently there is no built-in support to be able to do this.

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