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Impossible to download PBI Report based on a dataset from another Workspace

Good morning all,

 

I have a small problem regarding the backup of some of my reports. When a report has been created from Power BI services on a dataset from another workspace, it cannot be downloaded.

 

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I have the feeling that a first report should be published from Power BI DESKTOP in the new workspace (This report is linked to the POWER BI dataset concerned).
This report can then be copied if necessary and modified.

 

However, is there a way to download a report created from POWER BI services connected to a dataset from another workspace ? Maybe some of you use Power BI API functions to export them ?

 

Best regards, Kilian

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Hi @Kilian 
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Please check the important considerations and limitations associated with downloading a .pbix file from the Power BI service:

 

To download the file, you must have edit access to the report. The report must have been created by using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix file must have been uploaded to the Power BI service. Reports must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable. This feature won't work with reports and content packs originally created in the Power BI service. Always use the latest version of Power BI Desktop when you open downloaded files. Downloaded .pbix files might not open in non-current versions of Power BI Desktop. If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service. Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish to a different workspace, you and your users won't be able to download it. The download feature is currently not supported in this scenario.

Hope it resolves your issue? Please consider accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.


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Hi @Kilian 
 ,

 

Please check the important considerations and limitations associated with downloading a .pbix file from the Power BI service:

 

To download the file, you must have edit access to the report. The report must have been created by using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix file must have been uploaded to the Power BI service. Reports must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable. This feature won't work with reports and content packs originally created in the Power BI service. Always use the latest version of Power BI Desktop when you open downloaded files. Downloaded .pbix files might not open in non-current versions of Power BI Desktop. If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service. Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file. If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish to a different workspace, you and your users won't be able to download it. The download feature is currently not supported in this scenario.

Hope it resolves your issue? Please consider accepting it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.


Appreciate your Kudos, Press the thumbs up button!!👍

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