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Question about build access

I have a report in powerBI service, for which I granted build access to 2 other users in the business to go and create their own visuals with.

 

They have created a new report but are now complaining that their users cannot see the visuals they have created using my dataset.  They get an error "could not retrieve data".   Their report uses directquery and they are saying that all their users also need to have build access to my dataset/report in order to see the visuals.

 

This seems like an enormous pita for me XD

 

Questions: is it really necessary to grant all their users build access or is there another way round?  Are there any limits or considerations in having a great many users with build access?  Should I be concerned about load?

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ibarrau
Super User
Super User

Hi. It's true that users reading a report with live connection or direct query to other dataset can't see the visuals unless they have permissions to the source dataset. However, the build it's not necessary. You can just add them to the dataset unchecking all the boxes like "build", "reshare", etc. Just read. That should be enough for the users for reading the new reports created by the developers.

I hope that helps,


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

Happy to help!

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Brunner_BI
Super User
Super User

If you build a report on top of a dataset in another workspace, whoever should view that report needs to have access to that dataset either via "viewer" in the workspace or via direct access to the dataset itself.
Build goes on top of the direct access and is not required.

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Brunner_BI
Super User
Super User

If you build a report on top of a dataset in another workspace, whoever should view that report needs to have access to that dataset either via "viewer" in the workspace or via direct access to the dataset itself.
Build goes on top of the direct access and is not required.

ibarrau
Super User
Super User

Hi. It's true that users reading a report with live connection or direct query to other dataset can't see the visuals unless they have permissions to the source dataset. However, the build it's not necessary. You can just add them to the dataset unchecking all the boxes like "build", "reshare", etc. Just read. That should be enough for the users for reading the new reports created by the developers.

I hope that helps,


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

Happy to help!

LaDataWeb Blog

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