Publish a paginated report to the Power BI service

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In this article, you learn about publishing a paginated report to the Power BI service by uploading it from your local computer. You can upload paginated reports to your My Workspace or any other workspace, as long as the workspace is in a Premium capacity. Look for the diamond icon Power BI Premium capacity diamond icon next to the workspace name.

If your report data source is on premises, then you need to create a gateway after you upload the report.

Add a workspace to a Premium capacity

If the workspace doesn't have the diamond icon Power BI Premium capacity diamond icon next to the name, you need to add the workspace to a Premium capacity.

  1. Select Workspaces, select the ellipsis (...) next to the workspace name, then select Edit workspace.

    Select Edit workspace

  2. In the Edit workspace dialog box, expand Advanced, then slide Dedicated capacity to On.

    Select Dedicated capacity

    You may not be able to change it. If not, then contact your Power BI Premium capacity admin to give you assignment rights to add your workspace to a Premium capacity.

Upload a paginated report

  1. Create your paginated report in Report Builder and save it to your local computer.

  2. Open the Power BI service in a browser and browse to the Premium workspace where you want to publish the report. Note the diamond icon Power BI Premium capacity diamond icon next to the name.

  3. Select Get Data.

    Power BI Get Data

  4. In the Files box, select Get.

    Power BI Get Files

  5. Select Local file > browse to the paginated report > Open.

    Select Local File

  6. Select Continue > Edit credentials.

    Select Edit credentials

  7. Configure your credentials > Sign in.

    Edit credentials

    You see your report in the list of reports.

    Paginated report in Reports list

  8. Select it to open it in the Power BI service. If it has parameters, you need to select them before you can view the report.

    Select parameters

Create a gateway

Just like any other Power BI report, if the report data source is on premises, then you need to create or connect to a gateway to access the data.

  1. Next to the report name, select Manage.

    Manage the paginated report

  2. See the Power BI service article What is an on-premises data gateway for details and next steps.

Gateway limitations

Currently gateways don't support multi-value parameters.

Next steps