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Power BI desktop was working without any issue! but suddenly, when I edited an existing file using Power BI Desktop and tried to publish it I got this error Report Saved in an earlier version!

This report was saved in an earlier version of Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server.

This report was saved in an earlier version of Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server.


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Solving: This report was saved in an earlier version of Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server.

This issue "This report was saved in an earlier version of Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server." usually occurs if you have recently installed Power BI Desktop's newer version that is not optimized for Power BI Report Server and trying to edit a report that already created by Power BI desktop earlier version that is optimized with Power BI Report Server.

Install Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server

To solve Report Saved in an earlier version, you have to install Power BI Desktop that is optimized for Power BI Report Server as the following:

  1. First, uninstall the new Power BI Desktop that you recently installed.
  2. Open Power BI Report Server URL.
  3. Create a new Power BI Report.
  4. The below dialog would be shown,
    Install Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server
  5. Click on "Get Power BI Desktop" to download and install the optimized Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server based on your Power BI Report Server installed version.

You can also download the optimized Power BI Desktop for Power BI Report Server by selecting the downloaded link at the top-right of the Power BI Report Server Manager portal. For more details, Please check Missing Save To Power BI Report Server In Power BI Desktop


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