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Anonymous
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How to extract data from a PBIX file to a notepad / Excel?

Hi All,

 

I have a PBIX file which shows some charts / pivot tables in the visualization based on a dataset of 3.5 million rows and 50 columns. I want to extract this dataset from PBIX and perform some statistical analysis on the data by using SAS / Python.

 

I would like to know if there is a way to download data to a notepad or save the data in .CSV format. I tried "Copy table" option, but it slowed down my machine and non-responsive after several minutes.

 

Please help!

 

Regards,

Sagnik

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visheshjain
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Hi @Anonymous,

 

My suggestion would be to use the Python visual in the pbix and do your analysis over there, unless the functionality of the visual is limited.

 

Are you trying to extract the whole data or summarized date from a visual?

 

As you mentioned correctly, trying to copy a table of 3.5 million rows, will slow down the system. On the other hand, summarized data will be give you a summary of the visual.

You can also look into pagniated reports, but that will probably give you only a PDF file on extraction.

 

Try filtering the data and extract them in parts, that might be the most optimal way if nothing else works.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thank you,

Vishesh Jain

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iannyasha
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You can also connect to your pbix using DaxStudio and export the data 😊

 

visheshjain
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Solution Supplier

Hi @Anonymous,

 

My suggestion would be to use the Python visual in the pbix and do your analysis over there, unless the functionality of the visual is limited.

 

Are you trying to extract the whole data or summarized date from a visual?

 

As you mentioned correctly, trying to copy a table of 3.5 million rows, will slow down the system. On the other hand, summarized data will be give you a summary of the visual.

You can also look into pagniated reports, but that will probably give you only a PDF file on extraction.

 

Try filtering the data and extract them in parts, that might be the most optimal way if nothing else works.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thank you,

Vishesh Jain

Did I answer your question?
If yes, then please mark my post as a solution!

Thank you,
Vishesh Jain

Proud to be a Super User!



Anonymous
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Hello Vishesh,

 

Thank you very much for the solution. I finally ended up applying a filter to reduce the size and downloaded for use in SAS.

 

Regards,

Sagnik

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