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CG-4Water Frequent Visitor
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Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

Im in my office at work.

I made a PBIX in Desktop called "Stream". I have several pages in a report (graphs, charts, text boxes). I save it to my One Drive Work Account.

I launch the web version using Portal.Office.Com.

I create a Workspace callled "River". I  "Get Data" , "Create New Content", "Files" and choose Local File because the "Business" never gets past the "It will take 30 minutes..."

I choose "Stream.pbix" from the One Drive.

Everything in the report looks correct.

Until I make changes on the Desktop Version, mainly text and color changes. I hit save. Then I launch the Web Version and open "Stream.pbix" and the text changes are not there. 

I dont Publish at all... I only open the PBIX in the web that was created and edited on the Desktop.

I just want the Desktop changes to appear in the Web Version, without deleting the PBIX and adding again.

For example, I make changes in the office and save it to the One Drive (Cloud) and go to a presentation the next day in a different city and launch the PBIX, I need them to sync.

Otherwise whats the point of a Cloud Power BI App?

Any Ideas??? Or do I have to delete the Web reports everytime and re-add them? What about when I share a Web PBIX with a co-worker and make changes? Contact 10 people and tell them to delete?

Thanks,

Clint

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Super User
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

If you cannot see the changes after one hour then the mapping between your PBIX from OneDrive and the Power BI Service has broken

You will need to create it again.

Here is a great blog post explaining how this happens: https://powerbi.tips/2019/09/updating-pbix-files-in-sharepoint-dos-donts/

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Super User
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

Hi there

With the syncing of the Power BI Desktop PBIX with OneDrive this can take up to 1 hour for the changes to be reflected.

If you delete and re-create you will also loose the mapping of our Power BI report because it is linked to the OneDrive file.

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CG-4Water Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

I checked my Online PBIX this morning, its been 20 hours since I created it, and the changes were not there.

For some reason, the Online version is not in sync with the Desktop version.

CG-4Water Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

Im going to try a simple text edit Online and see if the Desktop Version sees it.

This is really bugging me because I can edit a Word Doc stored in my One Drive and the changes are visible in both Online and Desktop. Just as it should be.

Super User
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

If you cannot see the changes after one hour then the mapping between your PBIX from OneDrive and the Power BI Service has broken

You will need to create it again.

Here is a great blog post explaining how this happens: https://powerbi.tips/2019/09/updating-pbix-files-in-sharepoint-dos-donts/

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CG-4Water Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

I figured out the major issue, our microsoft work account was hitting two different licenses. We are a government agency.

So, my methodology was incorrect to begin with. I needed to publish my desktop PBIX, which I originally didnt.

Now I can publish all changes and see them Online.

Thank you @GilbertQ  for the help. The blog post helped me out

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Re: Power BI online not showing simple Text Changes made in Desktop

No worries, glad to know you got it all working. Great work!

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