Power BI – Templates – Also transferring PBI without data

Thanks to SQL Bristol Meetup Tue-20-Nov

 

Power BI Design Strategies

  1. Templates as good part of design strategy

 

Transfer Power BI without data

Was looking for a method to transfer a Power BI model between remote computers.

From the above talk, saving a Power BI as a template, strips all the data away and the file becomes much smaller.

The template may then be transferred to another machine.
Also, have put the template in Git source control – as it no longer contains data.

When the template is opened, it creates a new document and immediately reconnects to data sources and loads the data. The file may then be saved locally