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Power BI Publish to Web for Anonymous Access is Here

Earlier this week on Wednesday the Microsoft Power BI made an incredibly exciting announcement and released Power BI “publish to web” as a preview feature. This is HUUUUGE news! This was probably the top requested feature and its finally here thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Microsoft Power BI team!

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Power BI “publish to web” allows you to easily expose a Power BI report to the world through an iframe that can be embedded wherever you like.

To publish your Power BI report to the web, log into your Power BI site.

Find the report that you want to share and click File in the top left.
Power BI publish to web

You’ll see a message pop up box similar to below. Click the yellow button to create the embed code.
Power BI publish to web preview

This is where you’ll see a very important warning!
WARNING: Reports that you expose through the “publish to web” feature will be visible to everyone on the internet! This means NO AUTHENTICATION is required to view the report that is embedded in your application.
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Once you do that, you’ll receive an embed code that you can then use to expose your Power BI report within your blog as seen below!

As you can see the report maintains all the interactivity features of Power BI. And as your Power BI report updates and changes, those changes will be reflected in your embedded Power BI reports!

Pretty awesome!

Additional Resources

Read the Power BI “publish to web” announcement here.

Read the Power BI “publish to web” documentation here.


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SSAS MDX Year to Date (YTD) Calculation Example

  • 18 December 2009
  • Author: Brian Knight
  • Number of views: 70301

Often times, you want to analyze sales using a year to date view as shown below:

While you can do this in an MDX formula in SSRS, you might find this calculation valuable enough to store a server-side calculation. To do this, you'll need to pick what date dimension or role playing dimension you want to slice this by. After you know that, you can use an MDX calculation as shown below for this:



Sum(YTD([Delivery Date].[Calendar].CurrentMember),[Measures].[Internet Sales Amount])

This will show a rolling YTD for any given date level in my Delivery Date role playing dimension. In other words, If I'm at the year level, I'll see entire year's sales. As I drill in to March, I'll see only the sales up to March. In my example, [Delivery Date].[Calendar] represents a user hierarchy so I can then point to any level of the hierarchy.



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