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DanUlrich
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Can a Report use Multiple Datasets?

I see question and answer from 2 years ago re: this topic, but needing to do this today.  Can you add another Dataset or several Datasets to a Report?

 

To me this would be the only way to create a Large Dashboard with Filters and Slicers, is to build one big report, then publish it all to a dashboard.

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v-frfei-msft
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Hi @DanUlrich

 

In Power Bi service, you can create multi reports by the same dataset, However you cannot create one report by using different dataset. One way to work around, creating dashboard could combine different visuals from different reports. Also you can connect to all the data sources of different datasets and import the data by Power BI desktop, then you can use all the data.

 

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Frank

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ganesanr
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Dashboard formatting options are very minimal and resolution on different laptops are causing it - confusing to users. 

 

Going back from Dashboard to report and navigating back to Report - that UI isn't intuitive as well.

 

Back button is all the way on bottom left corner of screen - hence, on different screen resolution laptop , it gets hidden. Kind of hard to explain this to business users. 

 

Hopefully Power BI improves the dashboard features and functionality!

twhui
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Anyone is able to import the data from different datasets?

Could you provide the steps?

v-frfei-msft
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Hi @DanUlrich

 

In Power Bi service, you can create multi reports by the same dataset, However you cannot create one report by using different dataset. One way to work around, creating dashboard could combine different visuals from different reports. Also you can connect to all the data sources of different datasets and import the data by Power BI desktop, then you can use all the data.

 

Regards,

Frank

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This is no longer correct.  Please see below answer by Maignan or 
Using DirectQuery for datasets and Azure Analysis Services (preview) - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Hi folkfs,

DUe to a new Direct Query features in preview now you CAN now use two Power BI service Dataset in the same report, when creating a local model. There are limitations, but it works. More info there 

 <https://docs.microsoft.com/fr-fr/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-directquery-datasets-azure-analysis-s...>

If you download the Power BI add-on for MSExcel, you can connect to multiple datasets and combine the data from them. Not in the same pivot table, but using lookups might work for you

Can you provide the steps in importing the data for multiple datasets from Power BI Service to Power BI Desktop? I already tried this but was limited to only one dataset. Thanks!

Hi @DanUlrich,

 

Does that make sense? If so, kindly mark my answer as a solution to close the case.

 

Regards,
Frank

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RyanAck
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Hi, what are you referring to as a "dataset"? 

 

Within one report, you can have multiple data sources (i.e. Excel sheet + SQL + web crawl data). You'd just keep adding sources as you need them. 

 

The exception I've found are Live cube connections, I do not believe you can connect to multiple cubes within one report. 

 

Does that help? 

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