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Helper II
Helper II

More than one ReportGuid for a report

I am making a custom Usage Metric report based on the old usage metric dataset. But in my custom report, all my view counts are doubled compared to the number shown in the default usage metric. When I checked deeper, I found that for each report "DisplayName", there are 2 "ReportGuid". So when I select a slicer based on the display name, it takes the number from both ReportGuid, essentially doubling the number. I can confirm for that "Homepage" report as shown below, there's only one report being published.

My questions are:

1. why are there 2 ReportGuids for the same report?

2. How can I identify which one to use based on the display name (since filtering using ReportGuid is not friendly)






Super User
Super User

Have a look at the other columns.


There should be an activity column (at least there is if you pull data from rest api). Filter that to ViewReport. 

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I'm not using REST API, so there's no "activity" column (I checked both old and new version of the report). How will this activity column help me to identify which ReportGuid to use?

Afraid I'm not familiar with the dataset but fairly certain there will be something that identifies what the action was or the type of item.


Can you open the original report that gives correct numbers and see what filters are applied?

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The default usage metric (that gives the correct number) already auto-filter the ReportGuid for that particular report. As far as I check there's no other relevant filters applied, so this is the only difference with my custom report.

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Hi  @moonlit337 ,

1. When you publish to Power BI Service, there will be two Report with the same name. The blue icon shows the report, which shows the Visual you made in Power BI Desktop.



Another red icon shows the dataset used by this report.


2. There are two display names in your table because the following field ReportGuid displays different data, so in order to distinguish, it will be grouped by [display name] and [ReportGuid], so two will be displayed display name.

If you put only one display name, it will only be grouped by [display name], only the first one.




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Liu Yang

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Hi @v-yangliu-msft ,


The main issue is not that there's more than one DisplayName being shown, the issue is each ReportGuid has it's own view count, so if I make a chart just based on DisplayName, the 2 numbers will add up together, making it bigger than it actually is.


Custom report:


 Default report:







I want to know how to identify which ReportGuid should I use (aside from comparing one-by-one with the default Usage Metric report for each report). Note that here I'm only showing one report, there's more than 10 in total, so I'd like to have a more efficient way to identify which to include.

Were you able to find a solution for this issue? I'm also getting two different guids for the same report.

I don't think so, it was a while back. I think I ended up just getting the ReportGuid manually one by one.

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