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Can't publish pbix error:object reference not set to an instance of an object

I found I can't publish the pbix to power bi service. 


Error shows "object reference not set to an instance of an object"


But I tested it for many times. If it's the first time I publish this pbix file, it can be published to power bi service. But if it made some changes of the report and wanted to publish it again. I always got the error message about instance object issue.


I can't understand why.


Hope someone here can help.


Thanks a lot,


Status: Needs Info



What is your data source and what changes do you do after the first publish?

Are you able to publish the updated PBIX file though 'Get Data - Files' in PBI Service?

Does this issue happen to all of your PBIX files or only a specific one?


publish pbix error_1.jpg


Best Regards,

Impactful Individual
Status changed to: Needs Info
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It started happening to me too. Started off with 1 pbix file now happens to all of them. Deleted reports and data sources on the portal but still cannot publish.
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Same here...

Please help