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cplesner
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Not possible to change connection to Power BI Service ?

Hi

If i create a PBIX where i connect to a model/dataset in the Power BI service, how can i then change the connection afterwards ?

 

Lets say that i make a set of reports and then the ones responsible for the model releases a new version with new name. It would be nice to be able to edit the live connection

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Greg_Deckler
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Copy PBIX to ZIP. Open ZIP file. Edit Connections file. Rename ZIP file to PBIX.


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v-yuezhe-msft
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@cplesner,

Based on Sirui’s comment in this blog, actually, the capability that change connection for Power BI Service dataset is on the team’s backlog.

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Hi Lydia,

 

Any idea when this functionality might be released?

 

Thank you,

 

Mike

Hi all
I just tested, it's actually fixed. No need to do the .zip thing
In the workbook that is connected to a model in the PowerBI service you can now click the arrow down on the "edit query" although the icon is grey. Here you can then edit the connection 🙂

That is awesome! You can even move between workspaces now!

How?

 

As far as I know, it's not possible to move a report from one workspace to another. 

Just re-publish the .pbix from the desktop to the other workspace.





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This can't be done if the report was created inside Power BI Service. 

But one thing i found is that you can only upload to the same workspace as where the model is. Alternative i guess is to use Azure analysis service if you want users creating their own reports based on your model and saving them to their own workspace! ?

Greg_Deckler
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Copy PBIX to ZIP. Open ZIP file. Edit Connections file. Rename ZIP file to PBIX.


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