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Is single data source for multiple reports possible in workspace?

Hello everyone, 

 

Every time I publish an SSAS report to a workgroup it creates a new data source for each report, no matter if report is using the same data source cube as previously published reports. Is there a way to have one single data source for all reports that share the same cube, since it is connecting to it anyway and not bringing all data in?

 

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Re: Is single data source for multiple reports possible in workspace?

@rdogadin Publishing a PBIX file creates a "Data Set" - this is the data source and reports. I do agree with the frustrating aspect of having a bunch of data sets that all connect to the same model, and can see the confusion because directly connecting from the Service to the model creates a Data Set - which is actually just the Data Source...

 

To create a connection to the model from the Service. Get Data -> databases -> SQL Server Analysis Services -> Select the model.  

This will create one data set for you to build from. The downside of this approach, is there is no current way to export reports to PBIX files. So you don't have any "backup" of your reports in PBIX files. So, I personally just deal with having a bunch of data sets because the trade off isn't worth it to me.

 


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Re: Is single data source for multiple reports possible in workspace?

@rdogadin Publishing a PBIX file creates a "Data Set" - this is the data source and reports. I do agree with the frustrating aspect of having a bunch of data sets that all connect to the same model, and can see the confusion because directly connecting from the Service to the model creates a Data Set - which is actually just the Data Source...

 

To create a connection to the model from the Service. Get Data -> databases -> SQL Server Analysis Services -> Select the model.  

This will create one data set for you to build from. The downside of this approach, is there is no current way to export reports to PBIX files. So you don't have any "backup" of your reports in PBIX files. So, I personally just deal with having a bunch of data sets because the trade off isn't worth it to me.

 


Looking for more Power BI tips, tricks & tools? Check out PowerBI.tips the site I co-own with Mike Carlo. Also, if you are near SE WI? Join our PUG Milwaukee Brew City PUG

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Re: Is single data source for multiple reports possible in workspace?

@Seth_C_Bauer Thank you for the explanation. That makes sense now.

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