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Syndicate_Admin
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PowerApps and Power BI

Hi,

 

I have created reports in Power BI Desktop, and now I published the reports to Power BI Service.

The problem is that I want to create PowerApps and flows to let users write comments to different IDs in PowerApp custom visual, and Microsoft Flow doesn't find my datasett when I create flow.

 

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Please help!!

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Well, if you connect PowerApps to a SQL source, you would not need Flow to update the SQL. Now, you would have to get that back into your data model. If you leverage the new Composite Model feature and connect live to that SQL then you would be all set. If you use Import, you would have to run a data refresh before your new/modified entries showed up in your data model in Power BI. I really haven't played with that Flow task that you are using, it's in Preview so there may be issues with it.

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smoupre
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So, it seems like you are trying to update a table within your dataset. When I was responding to this earlier, I was thinking that you would use PowerApps to update an external data source like SQL or something like that.

Hi @Greg_Deckler

 

Yes! So you're saying that I should use PowerApps to send data to an external data source (SQL) and then, the data will be added automatically in my Power BI desktop file through SQL? 

 

 

 

 

Well, if you connect PowerApps to a SQL source, you would not need Flow to update the SQL. Now, you would have to get that back into your data model. If you leverage the new Composite Model feature and connect live to that SQL then you would be all set. If you use Import, you would have to run a data refresh before your new/modified entries showed up in your data model in Power BI. I really haven't played with that Flow task that you are using, it's in Preview so there may be issues with it.

You are saying that I don't need to create a flow to update SQL table (on premise) because I already have a connection through PowerApps? This is very nice. 

 

Thank you @Greg_Deckler, I'm going to test it now, and maybe I don't need to create a flow at all, since the data will be refreshed every 15 minutes. But we'll see. 

 

 

 

Syndicate_Admin
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Hi ns_powerbi ,

 

Have you solve your issue? Could you mark one answer as a solution to finish this thread?

 

Regards,

JImmy Tao

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