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Deermeat
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Questions regarding using R Script to process data on Power BI Service

Hello,

I'm considering using R Script to do some financial calculation on my data, then put the new data back into the PowerBI Dataset as a column. I need this to work on PowerBI Service, but I have a few questions I wish to ask:

 

1. Based on this link, I need to set the data privacy level to public. Does this means that anyone who I share the report with will be able to see the underlying data?

2. If I use the Run R Script in PowerBI Desktop and then upload it to Power BI Service, will the R Script still work when I refresh the dataset with new data? I already have a gateway installed on the SQL Server where I'm pulling the data from. (Not sure if this is relevant.)
3. I can't seem to find Run R Script on Dataflow on Power BI Service, does this mean that R Script does not work on Power BI Service?

Thank you!

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v-yanjiang-msft
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Hi @Deermeat ,

According to your description, here's my insights.

1. All R data source settings must be set to Public. All other steps in a Power Query Editor query must also be public. Public data source gives everyone visibility to the data contained in the data source. Reference: Understand Power BI Desktop privacy levels - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

2. To schedule refresh of your R visuals or dataset, enable scheduled refresh and install an on-premises data gateway (personal mode) on the computer containing the workbook and R.

3. By my research, I'm afraid you can't run R script on Power BI Service, you can only publish the R script report from Desktop to Service. Power BI Service mainly used for publishing and sharing your data and Power BI reports. 

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ kalyj

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v-yanjiang-msft
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Community Support

Hi @Deermeat ,

According to your description, here's my insights.

1. All R data source settings must be set to Public. All other steps in a Power Query Editor query must also be public. Public data source gives everyone visibility to the data contained in the data source. Reference: Understand Power BI Desktop privacy levels - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

2. To schedule refresh of your R visuals or dataset, enable scheduled refresh and install an on-premises data gateway (personal mode) on the computer containing the workbook and R.

3. By my research, I'm afraid you can't run R script on Power BI Service, you can only publish the R script report from Desktop to Service. Power BI Service mainly used for publishing and sharing your data and Power BI reports. 

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ kalyj

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

Hi @v-yanjiang-msft,

 

Understood. Thank you for your help.

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