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Power BI Report Builder/SSRS Action - Got to URL works in Report Builder but not in SERVICE

I have built a paginated report in PBI Report Builder. I have set a Text Box Properties Action - Go to URL which brings in data from a column which has a link an external URL (see link format in below not a Power BI Report).


How I am attaching the URL



When I test in Report Builder the link takes me to the external website as intended. When I publish the Report to service and click the text box with the action it redirects to the link below:

What am I missing? Parameters already limit my textbox to a specific link so I don't need that to pass through. All documentation seems to focus on linking to another Power BI report which is not what I need..... It works in the Builder but not published...

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Did you ever get anywhere with this? I'm having the same issue now - I have a Go To URL on the Paginated Report and if deployed to PBI RS then it works fine, in the PBI Service the link tries to go to and not the actual link of the field

Sorry I never did. What is weird in other reports I have links that do work. I suspect it is another case where you need to recreate the report. Unfortunately I have come across times where the rdl file or whatever gets corrupted and doesn't work as intended. I rebuild the report and it works! Frustrating. 

Ok no problem, thanks for the quick reply - I'll try recreating the report and see if that makes any difference! 

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I currently have the url values filling in a table. Each individual invoice will return a specific URL. Maybe I misunderstand but changing the action expression from =Fields!invoice_details_url.Value to =Fields!invoice_details_url.Label will only cause the report to fail. 

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Hi @ennismenace83 


What happens if you just have the same URL but in a label or table does that work?


If that works then I would expect it to work for paginated reports.


Have a look below to see if there is any expanation or limitation What are paginated reports in Power BI? - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

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