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Unable to download pbix file after using rebind API

I observed that after using rebind REST API to bind the report to another dataset https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/reports/rebind-report-in-group, we are not able to download the pbix file because the option is grey out.

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Does anyone have any idea?

Status: Delivered

Hi @ejQap ,

 

Please check if the following limitations are touched:

Limitations downloading a .pbix from a report

  • You can download a file in either Reading view or Editing view. You must be at least a Contributor to the workspace.
  • Reports created in Power BI Desktop must have been published or uploaded to the Power BI service before they can be downloaded.
  • Reports created in the Power BI service must be saved before they can be downloaded.
  • The report you're downloading must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable.
  • You can't download reports and the built-in downloadable samples originally created in the Power BI service, unless the report was created through the quick create experience.
  • Usage metric reports can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • You can only download the original report. You can't download a copy of a report.
  • If you download a live connection report (connected to SSAS or AAS) after you change its data source by using REST APIs Update Datasources or Update Datasources In Group, the downloaded .pbix will still contain the old data source.
  • You can't download reports created in the Power BI service that are based on a single dataset that is configured for large modelsincremental refresh, or has been modified by using the XMLA endpoint.
  • If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish the report to a different workspace, you can't download the report if the dataset is configured for large modelsincremental refresh, or has been modified by using the XMLA endpoint.

Limitations downloading a .pbix from a dataset

  • To download the .pbix file, you must be at least a Contributor to the workspace.
  • Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Downloading a .pbix file after deployment isn't supported as part of the deployment pipeline (ALM).
  • Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Downloading a .pbix file that is larger than 1 GB isn't supported.

 


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

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

Hi @ejQap ,

 

Please check if the following limitations are touched:

Limitations downloading a .pbix from a report

  • You can download a file in either Reading view or Editing view. You must be at least a Contributor to the workspace.
  • Reports created in Power BI Desktop must have been published or uploaded to the Power BI service before they can be downloaded.
  • Reports created in the Power BI service must be saved before they can be downloaded.
  • The report you're downloading must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable.
  • You can't download reports and the built-in downloadable samples originally created in the Power BI service, unless the report was created through the quick create experience.
  • Usage metric reports can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • You can only download the original report. You can't download a copy of a report.
  • If you download a live connection report (connected to SSAS or AAS) after you change its data source by using REST APIs Update Datasources or Update Datasources In Group, the downloaded .pbix will still contain the old data source.
  • You can't download reports created in the Power BI service that are based on a single dataset that is configured for large modelsincremental refresh, or has been modified by using the XMLA endpoint.
  • If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish the report to a different workspace, you can't download the report if the dataset is configured for large modelsincremental refresh, or has been modified by using the XMLA endpoint.

Limitations downloading a .pbix from a dataset

  • To download the .pbix file, you must be at least a Contributor to the workspace.
  • Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Downloading a .pbix file after deployment isn't supported as part of the deployment pipeline (ALM).
  • Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Downloading a .pbix file that is larger than 1 GB isn't supported.

 


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

Silvano
Regular Visitor

@v-xiaoyan-msft   I have the exact same issue.

After binding a report to a dataset located on another workspace using the REST API "Rebind Report In Group", that report in no longer downloable.

Yes, I can Edit the report in the Service, but what about if I want to edit the report using Power BI Desktop? The "Download this file" otpion is greyed out, so it can't be downloaded any longer.

The intention of doing the report binding to another dataset was to take advantage of shared datasets, but having the inability of downloading the report after the binding is a drawback.

Does it mean that any report using a shared dataset, they can't be downloaed from the Service, and have to always be edited on the cloud?

Any insights on what impacts the use of a shared dataset have on reports would be appreciated.

I understand that to make changes to the shared dataset itself, you would have to edit the report that "owns" that dataset, but what about if I just want to make report's visuals changes? Like adding another visual, or a slicer?