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MEEnergy Frequent Visitor
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Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

I had changed the permissions for users viewing our reports so they did not have "Build" permissions.  We did this so they could not build reports off of our datasets since they could have confidential information.  However, since doing this the option to export data from any of the visuals is gone.  After doing some digging around I tested out adding build permissions back to the users and the export button was available again.  Is this a bug in Power BI?  They should not have access to all underlying datasets just to be able to export information from a visual.  

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Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

Hi @MEEnergy

 

It's a limitation. From this document, you can see: 

 

To export the data from a visual, you need to have Build permission for the underlying dataset.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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StewartHunterAc Frequent Visitor
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Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

Has anyone found that this is something that's started happening recently? We have reports that some users can export from and others can't. Permissions are the same on the app for both users, the only thing that's different is when they were added in permissions to the all.

Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

Hi @StewartHunterAc

 

This is a different issue from the topic of this thread. Please post a new thread withe detail information, our team members will investigate it and reply in your thread. 

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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gelliott02 Regular Visitor
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Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

This started occuring in June when they released permissions on Datasets (adding the build permissions)

 

They also granted users the ability to see all the data in the dataset if you shared your report with users before June

 

gelliott02 Regular Visitor
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Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

Sadly it's not a bug because they have it in their documentation. It's just stupid.

The_Coon Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Users cannot export data from visuals without "Build" permissions

Totally agree with OP, this is a weird design choice. There is a idea posted that this should be separated, where you can vote on the change:

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/38097136-separate-settings-for-ex...

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