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roselilly23 Advocate III
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Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi, 

 

I have recently noticed that I can't download the .pbix file for some datasets - which I have published to service from desktop. I can still download some .pbix files, it is just on some datasets I cannot. 

 

The pattern I have noticed is that if the dataset just has one report - I can export it fine. If the dataset is being used for multiple reports - there is no option to download the .pbix file for the dataset. This definitely didn't use to be the case it is going to be a massive issue if not resolved.  

 

Thanks,

Rose

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roselilly23 Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi,

 

Sorry I have realised what the issue is now. The datasets we can't download are actually a live connection to azure analysis services. Even though they appear as Power BI datsets, they are not which is why we couldn't download the file. 

 

Thanks,

Rose

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Community Support

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi @roselilly23,

 

From this article, you can see there is a limitation

 

  • The report must have been created using Power BI Desktop and been published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix must have been uploaded to the service.

In your scenario, please check if these reports created on Power BI service directly. If it is, it's not be able to download pbix file. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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roselilly23 Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi,

 

I am aware of the limitation and I can confirm these reports were definitely created in Power BI desktop. The datasets also do not have incremental refresh.

 

Thanks,

Rose

Community Support
Community Support

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi @roselilly23,

 

Please check if you have edit permission on the report. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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roselilly23 Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi,

 

Sorry I have realised what the issue is now. The datasets we can't download are actually a live connection to azure analysis services. Even though they appear as Power BI datsets, they are not which is why we couldn't download the file. 

 

Thanks,

Rose

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Community Support
Community Support

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Hi @roselilly23,

 

Glad to hear you find the issue by yourself.

Is there any further question you would like to get help from us? If not, may I close this thread? 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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roselilly23 Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

That's it thank you. Please close.

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Nithyanandam_R
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Re: Can't download .pbix file from dataset

Click the name of the report from the "Report" tab in powerbI service. click edit on the top left to edit the report, File > download.pbix

it will work for Live connections as well. 

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