When to Use Publish to Web

Publish to Web
Publish to Web

There are often questions surrounding Publish to Web.  What is it?  How can I use it to share my reports?  This video walks through the proper usage for Publish to Web and how to manage the Power BI tenant settings.

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  1. Thank you for this video and information. This is useful. How does the refresh work for those published visuals?

    • Refreshing the data for a published to web report works just like normal. You can schedule a 1 to 8 times a day to refresh the information. Once the dataset is refreshed the published to web report will reflect the changes.

    • (sorry really late to the game in this response, but for future readers I’ll post) As Mike said the refresh works the same in the Service, but there is a delay of roughly 1hr between when the dataset in the PBI Service is refreshed and when the report in the application will refresh.

      • Dear Seth and Mike,

        Do you have any idea why it takes around 1 hour to refresh the report event dataset is setting to refresh more frequency then an hour(like 15 minutes)? How can we change report refresh rate like dataset?



        • Hi Veasna, When using Publish to web by default the report only refreshes 1x per hour. This is by design, and won’t automatically update based on your report refresh schedule. Think of it as an independent process that kicks off internally to pull the latest data from the published dataset.

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