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Is it possible from Desktop to access connection in PBI service

Hi,

 

we don't want each user to be given access to database to create data source in Desktop. also sharing dataset is difficult to maintain since user are asking for changes. Is there a way user can connect to DB using the connection created in service for scheduling, so it will be common connection. 

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v-cgao-msft
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Hi @thanksforhelp22 ,

//we don't want each user to be given access to database...
The dataflow can be used to connect multiple data sources and integrate them together. You might consider creating a dataflow and making it available to analysts. This increases the security of the underlying data source by making it inaccessible to the analyst.
Introduction to dataflows and self-service data prep
What are Power BI Dataflows and their Use Cases?

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v-cgao-msft
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Hi @thanksforhelp22 ,

//we don't want each user to be given access to database...
The dataflow can be used to connect multiple data sources and integrate them together. You might consider creating a dataflow and making it available to analysts. This increases the security of the underlying data source by making it inaccessible to the analyst.
Introduction to dataflows and self-service data prep
What are Power BI Dataflows and their Use Cases?

Best Regards,
Gao

Community Support Team

 

If there is any post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution  to help the other members find it more quickly.
If I misunderstand your needs or you still have problems on it, please feel free to let us know. Thanks a lot!

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Idrissshatila
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Hello @thanksforhelp22 ,

 

refer to the following https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-report-lifecycle-datasets

 



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Sorry, if I was not clear. like sharing the dataset. I want only connection to be shared and not dataset

@thanksforhelp22 ,

 

in this method they will have access to the dataset but they won't see it. 

 

they will only see the report view and the data modeling and the formulas and column names without seeing the data.



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Our problem here is not data modelling, we don't want to give user access to DB. Want to create generic connection in PBI service and user can connect to that in desktop. 

 

Even if I download dataset from PBI service then it will ask for my credentials to access the data. This needs to be bypassed. 

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