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report charts do not automatically update after dataset refresh

I have a Power BI report that sources from an Excel file on my laptop.  The visualizations are in Import / Scheduled Refresh mode (to be clear, not DirectQuery / Live Connection mode).  I am using the gateway in 'On-premises data gateway (personal mode)' to refresh my dataset in the service.  To my surprise, after refreshing the dataset, the corresponding charts in the report do not update automatically.  They only update after I click on 'Refresh' in the report itself.  This goes against the claim that the reports should be updated automatically, as documented here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/refresh-data

 

How can I make the report update automatically after a dataset refresh?  Requiring my consumers to manually click on 'Refresh' is unacceptable.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
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Re: report charts do not automatically update after dataset refresh

Actually, the reports do update automatically.  However, I just discovered that the Power BI reports are cached in your web browser.  So, to dump the cache, you either have to click on 'Refresh', close out the tab and go back into the service, or close out the browser entirely and go back into the service.  Obviously, those all require manual intervention.  However, in the usual scenario, a report consumer closes his / her web browser at the end of each day anyways, in which case it's a non-issue.

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Re: report charts do not automatically update after dataset refresh

Hi @Anonymous,

From your description, your refresh operation is for dataset and it will not apply for your report, so you need to refresh your report manually, if you want to update your report automatically, I suggest you add a web plugin that could refresh your browser automatically.

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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Anonymous
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Re: report charts do not automatically update after dataset refresh

Actually, the reports do update automatically.  However, I just discovered that the Power BI reports are cached in your web browser.  So, to dump the cache, you either have to click on 'Refresh', close out the tab and go back into the service, or close out the browser entirely and go back into the service.  Obviously, those all require manual intervention.  However, in the usual scenario, a report consumer closes his / her web browser at the end of each day anyways, in which case it's a non-issue.

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: report charts do not automatically update after dataset refresh

Hi @Anonymous,

If you mean to refresh your data set and the reopen your report, it do will refresh, but if you mean to just refresh your data set and have nothing to do with your report, like you have said, the data is cached in your web, you do need to refresh automatically. 

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
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