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creynolds Member
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Finding the Data Source

How can I see the path to the datasource from a Power BI report (web version, not desktop)?    I am able to see the file name listed in the "view related", but how do I tell the directory/path this file is coming from?

 

 

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Re: Finding the Data Source

@creynolds You won't find a direct path persay, but you can go to the dataset of the report, click on the elipses "..." -> settings and look into the data source credentials area. But you would need the original file to see exactly what is being used in the dataset.


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Re: Finding the Data Source

@joshuabrock  Still the case. Alternative thoughts. Get the credentials of the consultant user and log into Power BI as them. This assumes that they had creds in your company. Have the password reset and go explore how they set things up. Hopefully it is just a matter of adding your user to the workspace as an admin. (Hopefully they used an App workspace to share and not personal)

Alternatively, someone else should be an admin on the workspace.... I could never imagine rolling into a place and building reports without someone from the company also being an owner/admin.... Maybe check with whomever hired them.


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Super User
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Re: Finding the Data Source

@creynolds You won't find a direct path persay, but you can go to the dataset of the report, click on the elipses "..." -> settings and look into the data source credentials area. But you would need the original file to see exactly what is being used in the dataset.


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v-yulgu-msft Super Contributor
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Re: Finding the Data Source

Hi @creynolds,

 

Unfortunately there is no such an option you can use to determine what the original source is and where it come from on service.

 

Please feel free to vote for the idea on our ideas forum: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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joshuabrock Frequent Visitor
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Re: Finding the Data Source

Is this still the case? As being a user who was only "shared" a report, it's still not possible to see where that dataset resides?

 

Having a number of consultants who've created reports and dashboards for us...those folks having moved on...it's difficult if I can't determine where this data resides for a report that was handed off to me.

Super User
Super User

Re: Finding the Data Source

@joshuabrock  Still the case. Alternative thoughts. Get the credentials of the consultant user and log into Power BI as them. This assumes that they had creds in your company. Have the password reset and go explore how they set things up. Hopefully it is just a matter of adding your user to the workspace as an admin. (Hopefully they used an App workspace to share and not personal)

Alternatively, someone else should be an admin on the workspace.... I could never imagine rolling into a place and building reports without someone from the company also being an owner/admin.... Maybe check with whomever hired them.


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