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mozaid Frequent Visitor
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Ellipse button missing from Power BI reports for all external users to export data to csv

No button to export data to excel

 

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Ellipse button missing from Power BI reports for all external users to export data to csv

Hi @mozaid,

Based on my test, the feature exporting data to Excel is not available for external users that you share dashboard with. It is able to make your visuals available to external users, but not make the underlying data export-able, this behavior is acceptable from a security perspective.  If you concern about this behavior, I recommend you submit an idea on the Power BI Idea forum: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas  .

In addition, as a workaround for this issue, you can consider to share external users the PBIX file. With the PBIX file, they are able to export data directly from reports in Power BI Desktop.


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Lydia Zhang

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pab Occasional Visitor
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Re: Ellipse button missing from Power BI reports for all external users to export data to csv

Hi Lydia,

 

I have lots of external users who until last week were able to export data.  Since Monday 24th Oct i've been getting calls from these users saying they no longer get the option to export the data so it seems to be a very recent change.

 

mwaltercpa Regular Visitor
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Re: Ellipse button missing from Power BI reports for all external users to export data to csv

I too have external users that are using the tables to print reports.  If that feature is no longer available for them, is there a way to allow the File Print option to be able to print the full report?  This is what they really want to do, but the print feature seems pretty limited right now.


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dcresp Member
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Re: Ellipse button missing from Power BI reports for all external users to export data to csv

I agree, the export data button was previously there for external users but has now gone. For some uses this is actually a big positive for us. However, what we need is a way to be able to control this function. Preferaby at a visual level but at least at a report level. This is needed for both the service and Embeded. 

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