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Options menu not applying or closing, resulting in loss of work in Power BI Desktop

In short: using the November update of Power BI, the options menu in Power BI Desktop got stuck, forcing me to kill the process as a last resort.

 

I just lost a lot of time, due to the options menu not applying my requested change (disabled auto date/time tables in an existing report). The options menu itself seemed to work as intended, I could change tabs, change options, drag it around and toggle full-screen / window mode, but it refused to apply anything when clicking the "ok" button and what's more, it also refused to cancel / close itself.

 

Effectively this forced me after a while to forcefully kill Power BI in it's entirety, resulting in loss of work, since after "restoring the report", I ended up with a corrupt sort of file. I got a couple of strange messages when opening the restored version (the yellow bar at first showing at the bottom of the program, half visible and half hidden behind the statusbar): my calculation groups needed refreshing (which had never changed), my changes were not applied (this is true, though I never intended to apply any changes in the M queries), it said tables were missing data (?) and refreshing (which started automatically) failed with some obscure error I have never seen before which I didn't write down, but said something like I couldn't create a certain column, since one already existed?

 

Please fix this if possible.

 

Cheers,

Niels

Status: Accepted

Hi @C4YNelis ,

 

We have seen on the internal platform that other engineers have reported this issue and submitted it.
The engineers on the product team are now aware and will do their best to resolve the issue. I will update here if there is any progress, so please be patient.

 

Best regards.
Community Support Team_Caitlyn

Comments
v-xiaoyan-msft
Community Support
Status changed to: Accepted

Hi @C4YNelis ,

 

We have seen on the internal platform that other engineers have reported this issue and submitted it.
The engineers on the product team are now aware and will do their best to resolve the issue. I will update here if there is any progress, so please be patient.

 

Best regards.
Community Support Team_Caitlyn

C4YNelis
Advocate II

Hi @v-xiaoyan-msft ,

 

thank you for your confirmation. I'll be happy to get your update.

 

Best regards,

Niels

dlopesc04
Advocate I

Same problem here, happened when enabling time intelligence though

ryanbyk
New Member

Same issue here, tried removing power bi and re installing, no resolution