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wjkolesar
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Power BI: Replace Existing Report Not Working As Expected

Hi Power BI Community!

 

I have an issue and I wanted to know if there are any types of workarounds.  I currently have 4 reports each have their own dataset - meaning 4 dataset refreshes run daily.  I have consolidated the datasets into 2 datasets and published to Power BI Service.  I then re-created my reports pointing at the consolidated datasets (2 reports point at 1 dataset, and 2 other reports point at the other dataset).

 

I want to replace my existing reports with the new reports that point to the datasets that are published on Power BI Service.  I have named the new reports exactly the same as the old, however I am not prompted that the existing report will be overwritten.  When looking in the workspace, I noticed I now have two reports with the same exact name.

 

I want to be able to replace the report so the report link remains the same, etc.  Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks!

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Icey
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Hi @wjkolesar ,

Please check if your Datasets' names are the same. The replace rule is based on the name of dataset.

dataset.PNGdataset2.PNG

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

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Icey
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Community Support

Hi @wjkolesar ,

Please check if your Datasets' names are the same. The replace rule is based on the name of dataset.

dataset.PNGdataset2.PNG

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I have the same problem, but this solution doesn't work. The datasets are named the same, but they are on two different workspaces. I have existing copies of the reports and dataset on the target workspace, but am still not prompted to replace.

zoloturu
Memorable Member
Memorable Member

Hi @wjkolesar ,

 

My recommendation would be to try REST API method Update Report Content In Group

Update an initial report with content of a second one. After this you probably will be able to upload with replace.


Regards,
Ruslan Zolotukhin (zoloturu)
BI Engineer at Akvelon Inc. / Kharkiv Power BI User Group Leader / DAX & Power BI Trainer
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