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Registered: ‎06-25-2018

RLS and Data Source Proliferation

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My post is for deployment expert in a large company.

My purpose : Provide a self-service on Power BI Services in a direct query mode with RLS applicated and without to duplicate the data source. Self-Service = provide the hability the design report for users on a pre-built data source managed by IT. NB : It's not for viewer users where I can use the applications.

 

1st Solution "RLS centric" : Use content pack to provide RLS data source to users. The RLS are applicated. Good point. Disadvantage : Copy of data source and many problem for new version of the data set (rebuild the report...).

2nd Solution "Data Source Centric" : In order to avoid proliferation of data source, usage of a workspace where all users have rights to create their own reports on pre-build and pre-publish datasets. Alternative : Use "Power BI dataset" in PB desktop. Disadvantage : No RLS (workspace and PBI Dataset too) and everybody can see and modify reports (only workspace). 

 

Does anyone have any suggestions to resolve this "quadrature" ?

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Posts: 2,506
Registered: ‎02-06-2018

Re: RLS and Data Source Proliferation

Hi Laurent_Huon,

 

"My purpose : Provide a self-service on Power BI Services in a direct query mode with RLS applicated and without to duplicate the data source. Self-Service = provide the hability the design report for users on a pre-built data source managed by IT. NB : It's not for viewer users where I can use the applications."

 

<--- Members who can edit the report when they are assigned as an admin. In addtion, RLS doesn't take effect on an admin. Members can only see the content they are assigned unless they make a copy of that content pack. The 1st solution seems to be work.

 

Regards.

Jimmy Tao