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Power BI Workspace One Drive Option

Hello. 

 

I am having trouble understanding what the Workspace OneDrive option is under Workspace Settings. 

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I am told that everything in the workspace (pbix files etc) can be backed up to the location you provide.  i.e create a version history of pbix files, json files (dataflows) 

 

Can someone shed some light on what this feautre is, how you use it and if it can be used to version history. 

 

Thanks 

 

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Thanks for the reply from @audreygerred , please allow me to provide another insight:
HI,@PPStar

 

1.First, the Workspace OneDrive feature allows Power BI content to be stored in OneDrive for work or school. This means that Power BI can connect to files in OneDrive every hour, and if any changes are found, your data sets, reports, and dashboards will be automatically updated in Power BI.

 

2.Second, the Workspace OneDrive feature also allows you to configure a Microsoft 365 group of SharePoint document libraries so that workspace users can use them. This involves connecting to a file, specifying a URL, or connecting to a root folder.

These features make it easier to share and sync Power BI content between groups, between different computers, and with colleagues.

 

3.The following is the relevant documentation:

Workspaces in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Create a workspace in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Best Regards,

Leroy Lu

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

 

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Helper IV
Helper IV

with that said, what is the Workspace One Drive feature supposed to do. 

 

TO me, its not clear on the MS Articles. Whats its aim?

 

Thanks for the reply from @audreygerred , please allow me to provide another insight:
HI,@PPStar

 

1.First, the Workspace OneDrive feature allows Power BI content to be stored in OneDrive for work or school. This means that Power BI can connect to files in OneDrive every hour, and if any changes are found, your data sets, reports, and dashboards will be automatically updated in Power BI.

 

2.Second, the Workspace OneDrive feature also allows you to configure a Microsoft 365 group of SharePoint document libraries so that workspace users can use them. This involves connecting to a file, specifying a URL, or connecting to a root folder.

These features make it easier to share and sync Power BI content between groups, between different computers, and with colleagues.

 

3.The following is the relevant documentation:

Workspaces in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Create a workspace in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Best Regards,

Leroy Lu

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

 

audreygerred
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Hello! Here is the link to Microsoft documentation that explains this: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/collaborate-share/service-create-the-new-workspaces#set-a...




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I tried this and it does not work. 

I added a Group to the workspace but i cant see that group from the data hub. 

Did you follow these steps when you created the OneDrive shared library: Create a new shared library from OneDrive for work or school - Microsoft Support?




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A Shared Library is the as a group. 

I dont have the option to create a shared lbrary in one drive

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