Why can't data in published sample reports get refreshed


  • Hi,

    I love Power BI and have been playing around a lot with the beta. When looking at the published excel reports through the SharePoint OL site for example showing data about the Olympics (sample), I would like to refresh the data in the reports published by rightclicking the report and select refresh, why does not this work? I get an Error sying that data can't be updated.

    I have also published my own reports by using Power Query based on a Odata source created on Adventureworks db, but I get the same error?

    Should not the data of the reports be updated?


    Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:39 AM


  • Hi Eric,

    The data connections used for the sample workbooks in Power BI do not need to be refreshed.  We loaded this data from a flat file with the latest summer Olympics data up to 2012.

    Regarding the error with your own workbook, refresh of Power Query data connections is not currently supported in the Power BI Preview.  This thread contains the details.


    Monday, October 21, 2013 4:45 PM