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czedge
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Guest User - Publishing

Part of B2B tenant as a guest user.

 

I've been provided a way to publish to my workspace.

Having challenges with publishing the PBIX that uses a "gold dataset" PBIX I publish.

 

Step using

1) publish PBIX with only data model and empty page - this works successfully

2) Create a PBIX to point to the data model PBIX in step 1.  Works locally

3) Publish PBIX of report - no data model to the workspace.  It is failing.

 

Anyone overcome this? And been able to get this work with Guest user account.

Really want o get this method working for many reasons

- due to the size limitations of our license is 10GB.  Would like to avoid going to Premium at this point

- single resource, I need to put something in place to make it easier to maintain

 

Any suggestions welcome!

Thanks

Christine

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GilbertQ
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Hi there

 

I would suggest getting a user account in the domain where you want to deploy the PBIX Report. It makes it a lot easier to develop and use.

 

They can always re-use the Power BI Pro license when the work is done.





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v-stephen-msft
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Hi @czedge ,

 

If  you try to connect to datasets in the Power BI service from Power BI Desktop, the connection of the dataset is live connection. Once the pbix file with live connection to the dataset in the Power BI service is published to the workspace, there's no data model created.

 

Reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-report-lifecycle-datasets

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/service-datasets-across-workspaces

 

 

 

In addition, Guest users can't use Power BI desktop to connect to service datasets in the Power BI service.

 

Reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/admin/service-admin-azure-ad-b2b#considerations-and-limita...

 

 

 

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

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czedge
Frequent Visitor

Thank you for the information you have provided.  This is really helpful.  Lots of layers and its hard to understand why something doesn't work.

v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @czedge ,


Sorry to disturb you...


But did I answer your question ? Please mark my reply as solution. Thank you very much.

 

Best Regards,
Stephen Tao

v-stephen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @czedge ,

 

If  you try to connect to datasets in the Power BI service from Power BI Desktop, the connection of the dataset is live connection. Once the pbix file with live connection to the dataset in the Power BI service is published to the workspace, there's no data model created.

 

Reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/desktop-report-lifecycle-datasets

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/service-datasets-across-workspaces

 

 

 

In addition, Guest users can't use Power BI desktop to connect to service datasets in the Power BI service.

 

Reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/admin/service-admin-azure-ad-b2b#considerations-and-limita...

 

 

 

Best Regards,

Stephen Tao

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

Thank you Stephen for the response and supporting links.  Lots of great info. 

This gives me alot of perspective.

 

It becomes difficult to understand what you can and cannot do from the perspective of the Power BI desktop.

License->Cloud/ On-Premise/Configuration/Domain/Guest

And matching that up to what is my scenario. MS Reporting server everything works like magic and there is a live connection without Premium.

 

 

 

My original understanding was getting the ability to 

GilbertQ
Super User
Super User

Hi there

 

I would suggest getting a user account in the domain where you want to deploy the PBIX Report. It makes it a lot easier to develop and use.

 

They can always re-use the Power BI Pro license when the work is done.





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