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Helper III

The & Character is causing all text after that character to be truncated in PBI Paginated Report

The "&" Character is causing all text after that character to be completely dropped from a text box in PBI Paginated Report, causing loss of data in the report. 

The data is coming from SQL Server. 


The data in SQL server is in varchar(max) and equates to: "this is just a & test to see if the text is preserved after the & character"

The PowerBI Paginated Report only shows the following in the text box: "this is just a "

Everthing after the & is truncated. 

How do we resolve this issue so no data is truncated in the PowerBI Paginated Report?



Super User
Super User

I cannot reproduce this, so something else is going on here. Either there are other hidden characters in the data or the text box has been configured not to auto expand or other elements on the report are getting in the way.


I tried both the preview in Report Builder and deployed the report to the service and both worked fine.



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