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Power BI Team meysun
Power BI Team

Re: Content pack sharing

Yes. You always get the latest data same as the original content pack even when you personalized. By personalization you are only changing the dashboard and report which are UI/Visualization elements and you are not taking a snapshot of the data or model. The dataset is still shared with the original one, so you will get the latest data.

billzhang1123 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Content pack sharing

Is there a way for another group memeber to make modification to the reports under my organization content pack? Looks like other group memebers can only personalize the report locally. there is no way for them to upload their modified version back to the content pack. For some of the members I dont mind give them admin access to make modifications. is there a way to achieve this?

Power BI Team pedramr
Power BI Team

Re: Content pack sharing



This is Pedram Rezaei, the architect on the Power BI team here at Microsoft.

Thanks for the feedback. Our content pack will soon change to be read-only. That means a publisher of the content pack can update the pack and the users will always get to see the very latest version. 





SDP Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Content pack sharing

Management of the content packs is an important step for adoption. Right now most of our users are using SSRS and we control the report creation, distribution, etc. Our BI consumers are not the most tech savvy people--these are c-suite types who barely have enough time to wipe their own a$$ much less learn how to use Power BI. We need to be able to create a content pack that we can share with a user, with reports that allow the user to pin content to a dashboard of their creation without breaking the link to the original content. Right now, when a user pins content they break the link to the original content pack so any updates to the content pack are lost to them (as somebody already mentioned in this thread). Again, these users are not going to keep modifying thier own reports, they will depend on the BI team to provide those changes, but they need to be able to create their own dashboards off published content packs. Creating dashboards is the big draw for our users, but this can't break the chain to original content pack.


ankuranwekar Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Content pack sharing

Hello Meysus

I am still not able to understand how one can republish an edited report from a published content pack. Does it mean that one has to recreate a report from scratch rather then reuse a published report from a content back and then create your own content pack? This way there will be so many content packs to choose from and a lot of rework.



rayishome Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Content pack sharing

What about the Dataset.  It seems users are not able to create new reports from the Shared Dataset within a Content Pack.  Is this by design? 

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