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PHDurand
Helper I
Helper I

Unknow Power BI Pro content

Hi,

 

I created a dataset using PowerBI Desktop. I'm using the free version and btw, I don't have any Pro version licence.

But I don't know why, since I published my dataset/report on Power BI service, each time I tried to access the dataset and/or report, I have the following message:

"To see this report, upgrade your account to Power BI Pro."

 

It's really strange as again I don't have and never had a Pro version. The dataset can still be refreshed (both manually & schedule refresh) but I can't see the report as I have this message all the time.

My dataset is composed of connection to Saleforce objects & Excel files (stored in a sharepoint). These elements can be used with a free version.

 

Does someone has any idea why I get this message or how I can identify the Pro content (so I can remove it as final objective is to share reports with my organization) ?

 

Thanks for the support.

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Thanks to you for advices.

 

I tried to build again the dataset and it works now. I think the problem came from the settings I used on Power BI service for refreshing.

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DataGuy2016
Advocate II
Advocate II

I have exactly the same problem here.

 

Build a dashboard as proof of concept for corporate management from a free version on our microsoft domain.  Now they all need licences.  

 

There is not indication what this will cost.

 

No indication of what the supposed PRO content is (I have no scheduled refreshes, but I have drill down functionality).

 

Its very hard to manage a project when Microsoft throws curve balls like this.  I was defending BI against Tableau but they have shot themselves in the foot.

jayeckles
Advocate II
Advocate II

I have posted an idea for Power BI to identify what specific content is triggering the "Pro" message.  Seems silly that we have to guess.  Please vote:

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/18725956-identify-power-bi-pro-co...

PavelR
Solution Specialist
Solution Specialist

Hi . Really you haven't got the trial Power BI pro license? So it could be because of trial expiracy...

If not, what about scheduled refresh, do you use hourly or daily updates?

Regards.
Pavel

PavelR,

Actually I never even stat the trial. I'm really using only the free version since I began working on PowerBI.

Regarding the sheduled refresh, I'm usingthe weekly one and only from Tuesday to Satursday.

Forgot to say that credentials for accessing Saleforce & sharepoint are OK (both using oAtuh2 authentification).

KHorseman
Community Champion
Community Champion

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-power-bi-pro-content-what-is-it/





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KHorseman

Thanks, I already this article of course. But this does not help me. I'm struggling to understand how a dataset/report built with a free licence can only be used with a pro licence. And most important, I would like to identify what exactly in my dataset requires a pro licence so I can remove it and keep on working/improving my reports/dashboards.

 

 

KHorseman
Community Champion
Community Champion

@PHDurand without more details about the queries in your dataset it's hard to say what you're using that counts as pro content, other than to refer you to that article. It could be the Sharepoint stuff, depending on where it is and how you're accessing it exactly.

 





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It's an organization sharepoint. Sorry I can't share my query as it includes some confidential information.

 

KHorseman
Community Champion
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@PHDurand if it's an on-premise Sharepoint accessed via a data gateway, that is pro content according to that article.





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It should not be on-premises. I'm not using any gateway to access it. Moreover, sheduled refresh should not work with on-premises Sharepoint and it's working well with my data (or maybe I'm wrong with this).

 

KHorseman
Community Champion
Community Champion

The report can be created and refreshed without the license. The license only concerns an individual user's ability to consume the report's contents. The report itself doesn't have or need a license, and can do whatever it is written to do regardless of your personal license. Any user will only be able to view content allowed by their own individual license.

 

Again, without knowing what types of data sources you are accessing and how they are being accessed, there's little to say except to refer to that article. You don't have to share all the specific query steps but you can give technical data source descriptions without including actual URLs or credentials.





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Thanks to you for advices.

 

I tried to build again the dataset and it works now. I think the problem came from the settings I used on Power BI service for refreshing.

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