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Kbersani
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Issue with User leaving Company - Groups

We ran into a issue with a recent PBI Pro user who had published reports into a group, using a dataset from an established gateway, however when the user left the company the report no longer worked - see below for addtional information:

 

  • Pro User 1 builds a report using Direct Query.
  • Pro User 1 has rights to use the Enterprise Gateway.
  • Pro User 1 published the report and data set to a group location through an Enterprise Gateway.
  • Pro User  2 consumed the report via the web service on a daily basis and created dashboard tiles.
  • Pro User 1 leaves the company.
  • Pro User 1 windows account is deleted from the network.
  • Pro User 2 can no longer view the report Pro User 2 built – Error
  • Pro User 3 (part of the group location) tried to republish and overwrite – Failed
  • Pro User 3 had to remove the dataset and report to republish.
  • Pro User 2 now has to rebuild his dashboard tiles as the connection to original report has been cut. 

Is there a way to prperly transition datasets to users with gateway access after hte owner has been removed so that any dashboard tiles can be maintained?

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zapps
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Kbersani

 

The best way my company has found to trasition data sets is to have another admin of the user group "take over" the data set.  Following the steps below, an admin of the group can use their credentials to refresh a data set:

 

1) A group admin should login to Power BI Service and navigate to the noted group.

2) Select the data sets tab.

3) Click the "Schedule Refresh" button on the data set you want to take over.

4) In the Upper-middle of the screen there should be a button that says "Take Over", click it.

5) The person taking over the data set may have to enter their credentials after taking over to correctly refresh the data set.

 

You can repeat these steps for each other data set that the person managed.  Unfortunately if the data set is in a place that only the person who left had access to (i.e. their desktop), the person taking over the data will not be able to refresh the data set. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

zapp

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zapps
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Kbersani

 

The best way my company has found to trasition data sets is to have another admin of the user group "take over" the data set.  Following the steps below, an admin of the group can use their credentials to refresh a data set:

 

1) A group admin should login to Power BI Service and navigate to the noted group.

2) Select the data sets tab.

3) Click the "Schedule Refresh" button on the data set you want to take over.

4) In the Upper-middle of the screen there should be a button that says "Take Over", click it.

5) The person taking over the data set may have to enter their credentials after taking over to correctly refresh the data set.

 

You can repeat these steps for each other data set that the person managed.  Unfortunately if the data set is in a place that only the person who left had access to (i.e. their desktop), the person taking over the data will not be able to refresh the data set. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

zapp

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