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Turn Power BI Report on Power BI Report Server into a Paginated Report

I have a .pbix file that I would like to convert into a .rdl file without having to start from scratch.


Is there a way to turn the .pbix into a dataset that can be used for the .rdl?



Community Support
Community Support

Hi @kekepania0529 ,


Currently, there is no direct way to convert from .pbix to .rdl file.


If you are also using Power BI Service, how about trying to create a paginated report based on a Power BI shared dataset? With this, the paginated report is based on the exact same data with the .pbix file, no discrepancies, so you use the same dataset.



Best Regards,



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Super User
Super User

Unfortunately there is now easy way to do what you want. To use a tabular dataset in an rdl report on report server you would have to build that data model as a SQL Server Analysis Servers Tabular model and there is no automated conversion from pbix for this. You might be able to save some time by using something like TabularEditor to copy and paste objects from the pbix data model to an SSAS one, but the pbix data schema is a couple of years ahead of the latest SSAS version so it may or may not work.

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