How to Publish to Power BI from Power BI Desktop

Publish to Power BI to Share Your Reporting

In order to share your reporting and create dashboards you need to publish to Power BI service to share your work.  Power BI desktop enables you to connect to data, model your data and build data visualizations.  Once you are ready to share your reporting connecting to Power BI in the cloud is the next step.

How to Publish to Power BI Service

In Power BI Desktop, it’s a very straight forward process to publish your reporting.  Each Power BI file needs to be published when you are ready.  Likewise, as you make changes to your local .pbix files, changes will need to be republished to

First, open the report that you want to publish to Power BI.  Then on the Home ribbon select the far right Publish button as shown below:

Publish to Power BI CDO Advisors
Publish to Power BI CDO Advisors

Next, you will need to select the workspace or App where you want to deploy your report.  If you do not have the App already created, you need to create the App in first.  In this example, I will publish to My workspace.

Publish to Power BI Select Destination CDO Advisors
Publish to Power BI Select Destination CDO Advisors

Once selected, Power BI will begin to upload the .pbix to Power BI in the selected location.

Dashboard Publishing In Progress CDO Advisors
Dashboard Publishing In Progress CDO Advisors

Once completed you will see the following screen that lets you know the report was published successfully.

Publishing to Power BI Completed CDO Advisors
Publishing to Power BI Completed CDO Advisors

You have now published to Power BI and can open  you report right from this window to access your report.

Please note – If you have previously published a report, you will see an option to replace the data.  If your data did change, you should select this.  If you only updated the visualizations you can skip the refresh.

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