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PowerBI integration doesn't get any data unless ran from inside the report itself


even after following the steps to properly edit and establish a connection between Power BI and PowerApps, the latter only shows the data from the PowerBIintegration.Data object if I run the PowerApps from inside the PowerBI report. Even after publishing, running the PowerApps app from any other place (web, iOS or Windows PowerApps clients) will result in the app not getting any data from the PowerBIIntegration object.

Below are the detailed steps I follow. Can anyone spot what I am doing wrong?

Here are the steps I follow to reproduce the problem:

[-] From web power-bi I add the powerapps visual and I select all the measures and parameters to pass to the app

[-] From the visual, I select the powerapps application that I have already prepared. PowerApps studio opens and displays properly all the powerbiintegration.Data

[-] I save and publish the powerapps, and the power-bi report.

[X] executing the powerapp from iOS, Windows or web PowerApps studio shows the new powerapp (I changed the background color, so I know it is the one), but no data is shown from powerbiintegration.


[-] if I open web-powerbi I see the report with the PowerApps visual working fine.

[-] if I click on edit from the PowerApps visual, PowerApps studio opens and it properly display the data from the powerbi integration. 

[X] but when I save and try to execute again the powerapps from any other enviroronment (iOS, Windows, Web), the powerapps continues to show no data from powerbiiintegration.

[-] when I check connections from the web PowerApps Studio page of "details", I see a "PowerBI (preview)" entry listed with my e-mail credential.
I don't have any entity, and my app is working on my the default environment.

I am using a free trial subscription at the moment,  and all I am using seems to be included with it (single user, no premium feature included).

Anyone can point me to what I am missing in order to have a connected PowerApps to PowerBI data? Upon successfull proof of concept, I can move forward with my clients to explore this for their needs.

Thank you in advance,


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Dual Super User

Re: PowerBI integration doesn't get any data unless ran from inside the report itself

Hi @Anonymous 


I believe the Power Apps will get data from Power BI only when the Power BI report is accessed

You cannot directly go to the PowerApp and have the data for the Power BI report show up because the connection is established only when you open the Power BI report where the PowerApp is added



Reza Dorrani


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