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Saving Bookmarks over reports, Lost personal Bookmarks after replacing report

After some major changes I've decided to re-upload an power BI report from the desktop to the service and upload it by the App.
A few days later I received a message from one of our user that they've lost their personal Bookmarks.

Is there any way to save bookmarks to use them over (new) reports? Otherwise, the only solution to keep them is by updating your reports in stead of replacing this Right??

Anyone have any solution/experience with this?


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This issue came up within my organisation as well. Is there any update? We deliver reports via apps. Most of the time develepment is done in Power BI Desktop and published to the serrvice. After a Major update or replacement of the report the bookmark from the end user is gone. Is there a way to avoid this?

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Same question here:

Even when I try to re publish the report after adding some new pages/ visuals to the existing report from Desktop to Service, Personal bookmarks are lost and need to re create them once again.

Is there any way to preserve the personal bookmark when we re publish the report from Desktop to Service ?


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Hi @Anonymous ,


When you republish a report, it will be deleted first and then added to the workspace. So, your app consumers will lose all customizations such as bookmarks, comments, etc.

You need to change your report in Power BI Service and then update the app.



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@Icey I'm using pipeline deployment from development to test to production. 


Do you know if the file will be considered the "same" if I make changes in PBI Service [Development] and have it pushed thru the pipeline to the end-user app?


Thanks for any insighs you can provide!

Same question here - is there a reliable way to deploy reports through CI/CD without losing personal bookmarks?

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