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mostvp123
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Unable to Subscribe to Hidden Report Page

Made the exact same post earlier but did not realise I wasn't logged in and can no longer find it! So here goes, will try to remember what I wrote... Basically, I'm trying to subscribe other users to a hidden report page in a published PBI App. In the subcription menu that comes up, one is able to select which report page to subscribe to, but I can't see any hidden report pages in the drop-down. Is this by design? The concerned report has lots of pages so I force users to navigate via buttons & bookmarks, to keep it clean and improve the user experience.
The only thing I could find concerning this issue is this post: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Possible-to-subscribe-to-a-hidden-report-page/idi-p/350755
The user who created the post describes the ability to select hidden pages in the dropdown as an "issue", and that it affects the security of the report. A community user responds saying that this is by design, and that hidden pages should never be used to maintain security (which I totally agree with!).
Despite this response, it seems that the change has been implemented, as I can't select hidden pages in the drop-down. Hidden pages should be selectable, it is often-times far cleaner to hide pages and force users to access via buttons & bookmarks.
Am I doing something wrong on my end?
Thanks for the help!

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v-yiruan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @mostvp123 ,

Currently Power BI does not support subscribe to hidden pages just as @VijayP said. Here is one similar idea shared on Power BI Ideas , you can vote it up and add your comments there to improve Power BI on this feature .

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Community Support Team _ Rena
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VijayP
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@mostvp123 

I donot think this feature is avaialble. Page Hiding is a security feature hence that is not added to subscription option




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Hi VijayP, thanks for your reply.
This feature was available in the past, but clearly has been disabled. This is outlined in the PBI community post link I sent:  https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Issues/Possible-to-subscribe-to-a-hidden-report-page/idi-p/350755
I'm attaching a screenshot of the Community User's reply at the time:
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Clearly, the feature was available at the time. As stated in his reply, hiding a page should never be used as a security measure. In fact, users can easily export a PDF version of a report and include hidden pages. So why should we not be able to subscribe to these pages?

Thanks for the help!

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