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hk_bis
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Any Version controlling platforms for Power BI just like we have Git for coding ?

I am quite new to Power BI platform, hence wanted to know some understanding for my concern from some experts in here.
We know that there have some source controling and collaboartion platforms for coding. But I have no idea, whether we can have a  version controling and collaboration mechanism done for power BI ? Is there any similar platform for Power BI just like Git ? Or is there any other proper way of source controling and colaboration. ? Thank you 

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Burningsuit
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Hello @hk_bis 

Because Power BI files are not source code, they are essentially binary files, it's difficult to use any traditional Source Code Control System like GIT. It's not possible to "fork" versions of Power BI files etc.

There are a few tools that can work together to help source code control though.

Firstly, store PBIX files on Onedrive for Business or Sharepoint, as this does version control automatically, and will make it possible to go back to earlier versions of PBIX files as necessary.

The Deployment Pipelines feature in Power BI does a good job of maintaining a "Development, Test and Production" environment for published Reports, Dashboards and Datasets. Note however it's a Premium feature, you need A Premium Capacity or PPU licence to use it.

see: Power BI Application lifecycle management (ALM) deployment pipelines overview - Power BI | Microsoft...

Finally there is a Power BI Version Control System based on Sharepoint offered free by Power BI Tips which you may find useful. See : Power BI Version Control - Ready to use solution and free download

Hope this helps

Stuart

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Burningsuit
Super User
Super User

Hello @hk_bis 

Because Power BI files are not source code, they are essentially binary files, it's difficult to use any traditional Source Code Control System like GIT. It's not possible to "fork" versions of Power BI files etc.

There are a few tools that can work together to help source code control though.

Firstly, store PBIX files on Onedrive for Business or Sharepoint, as this does version control automatically, and will make it possible to go back to earlier versions of PBIX files as necessary.

The Deployment Pipelines feature in Power BI does a good job of maintaining a "Development, Test and Production" environment for published Reports, Dashboards and Datasets. Note however it's a Premium feature, you need A Premium Capacity or PPU licence to use it.

see: Power BI Application lifecycle management (ALM) deployment pipelines overview - Power BI | Microsoft...

Finally there is a Power BI Version Control System based on Sharepoint offered free by Power BI Tips which you may find useful. See : Power BI Version Control - Ready to use solution and free download

Hope this helps

Stuart

Hi Stuart,

 

Thank you very much Stuart, for giving such a comprehensive idea about this problem. I will surely refer more the things you have mentioned. Thanks again Stuart.


sincerely

H.K

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