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suvechha
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Unable to download .pbix file .?

Hi there,

Please kindly assist to download .pbix file from report server.

Though , I am given Owner acces.

 

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Icey
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Hi @suvechha ,

 

Please check the important considerations and limitations associated with downloading a .pbix file from the Power BI service:


 

  • To download the file, you must have edit access to the report.
  • The report must have been created by using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix file must have been uploaded to the Power BI service.
  • Reports must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable.
  • This feature won't work with reports and content packs originally created in the Power BI service.
  • Always use the latest version of Power BI Desktop when you open downloaded files. Downloaded .pbix files might not open in non-current versions of Power BI Desktop.
  • If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service.
  • Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish to a different workspace, you and your users won't be able to download it. The download feature is currently not supported in this scenario.

 


 

Reference: Download a report from the Power BI service to Power BI Desktop (Preview)

 

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

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Anonymous
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@Icey Thanks for the brief

@suvechha Added to this if the report has used shared dataset then you will not be able to download the .pbix

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Anonymous
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When was this changed? Just yesterday I was able to download a pbix of a report that points to a Shared Dataset from another workspace. Today, that exact same report now has the Download PBIX grayed out that I can't do it. This makes no sense why it works 1 day and is disabled the next.

Icey
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @suvechha ,

 

Please check the important considerations and limitations associated with downloading a .pbix file from the Power BI service:


 

  • To download the file, you must have edit access to the report.
  • The report must have been created by using Power BI Desktop and published to the Power BI service, or the .pbix file must have been uploaded to the Power BI service.
  • Reports must be published or updated after November 23, 2016. Reports published earlier aren't downloadable.
  • This feature won't work with reports and content packs originally created in the Power BI service.
  • Always use the latest version of Power BI Desktop when you open downloaded files. Downloaded .pbix files might not open in non-current versions of Power BI Desktop.
  • If your administrator has turned off the ability to download data, this feature won't be visible in the Power BI service.
  • Datasets with incremental refresh can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets enabled for large models can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • Datasets modified by using the XMLA endpoint can't be downloaded to a .pbix file.
  • If you create a Power BI report based on a dataset in one workspace and publish to a different workspace, you and your users won't be able to download it. The download feature is currently not supported in this scenario.

 


 

Reference: Download a report from the Power BI service to Power BI Desktop (Preview)

 

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

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

Does not answer the question. The question is written very clearly - how to download datasets created by another user? What permissions need to be granted by the user who has created the dataset to the user who need to download?

Anonymous
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@Icey Thanks for the brief

@suvechha Added to this if the report has used shared dataset then you will not be able to download the .pbix

Anonymous
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@suvechha if this has helped you please mark this as accepted so that it can help others too....

Anonymous
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In the Power BI service, open the report you want to download in Editing view. From the top nav pane, select File > Download report. While the report is downloading, a status banner displays the progress. When the file is ready, you're asked where to save the.

This doesn't work.

 the option to download .pbix is inactive.

hi @suvechha - Can you try refreshing the browser and checking the option again? I have seen this happen with me in Power BI service where cache seems to show the download option disabled. 

 

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No , I tried it. What permission is required.?

 

Anonymous
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@suvechha

To download the report from Power BI service, the report must have originated from Power BI Desktop. Have you created the report within power bi service itself??

 

 

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