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tgrassi
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I have created a Power BI application to put on AppSource and having issues with using Parameters

My goal is to create a Power BI Application for AppSource where my customers can download the application in their PBI Service and see the reports with demo data.  I want them to have the ability to change the datasource to their specific site and see the data using the pre-built reports.  What is happening is when I try to change the datasource it is not updating.

I have done the following:

In Power BI Service I have created a Template App Workspace.  I have created my report in my desktop version with a parameter for the URL and published out to the workspace, created the application and used Release Management to put into testing.  In the settings of the app I have set the parameter to a test site and left the URL field unlocked to allow the user change the value, under authentication I have it set to Basic, and Access is set to Entire Organization.  

It is in the test lifecycle so it can only be used inside my organization.  When a user installs the application it has a banner at the top of the page where they can change to see the report with their data.  When I go to update my parameter it is keeping the URL to the demo data site and not updating to my site.  

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Click on Connect your data and it is asking for the parameter, which is correct.  

I paste my url

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When the page to enter in my credentials comes up the old URL is still there, greyed out, and so it will not connect to my site.

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What am I doing wrong or missing? 

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Traci

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Ailsa-msft
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Hi @tgrassi 

You can refer to the following documents ,hope them will help you !

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/service-template-apps-install-distribute#con...

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/service-template-apps-overview#known-limitat...

Automate configuration of template app installation for your customers - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Ailsa Tao
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