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eterasa Frequent Visitor
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Need to add in new source to dataset on service - but keep report live and same URL

Hello all,

 

I've recently published a report online through the PBI Service and sent out the embed code/url to various stakeholders. Unfortunately I've now been asked to add in some additional info which will include adding in a new source to the dataset through PBI Desktop. I need to keep the embed code/URL the same.

 

I've noticed that when I re-publish the same desktop file onto the online service, I am asked to re-publish the source online and am given a new, different embed code/URL. This is frustrating as it breaks the visual when the old report is deleted, and I have update the embed code on the website where it is hosted.

 

I also can't seem to simply upload the new dataset (with new source within it) and change the parameters/otherwise link the original report, to build what I need to do using the online service.

 

Can I do either of the following:

- upload the new dataset onto the online service and then change the original report's datasource to the new one

- or, publish a newly created report using the original embed/URL code?

 

I've recently installed the gateway thing through pbi service but that also does not quite solve my issue as I don't seem to be able to direct the refresh to a new model which includes the new data...

 

 

Thanks for any help.

Ella.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Need to add in new source to dataset on service - but keep report live and same URL

Hi @eterasa 

 

You can download the pbix file from the original report page in Power BI Service, open in Power BI Desktop to add the new data source, then publish again.

 

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Best Regards,

Amy

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

eterasa Frequent Visitor
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Re: Need to add in new source to dataset on service - but keep report live and same URL

Thank you @v-xicai  for your reply. However this hasn't worked.

 

I've added downloaded the pbix file from the service as suggested, added a new data source, published to online and it's created a new dataset and new report. It hasn't overwritten any old files.

 

This is my report pane onmy pbi service. I also have two datasets which are named the same too. 

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I've published the new version of the report/dataset and it's given me a new URL.

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