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jimmy-pa
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Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

Hi all, good morning! 

 

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a Flow similar to automatic refresh datasets, but this time refreshing DataFlows?

 

I want to refresh a dataflow and cascade to dataset as soon as a SharePoint file is updated. Have you heard something related to this?

 

Thanks in advance and best!

Jimmy

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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

Hi @jimmy-pa,

 

Update my reply, you can use the http request to update the Power BI dataFlows with Flow, this is the refresh Dataflow API document of PowerBi, I hope it can help you:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/dataflows/refreshdataflow

 

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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

Hi @jimmy-pa,

 

Yes, you can use the Refresh a dataset action in PowerBi connector currently, then create a Recurrence trigger to run the flow:Annotation 2019-10-21 105924.png

You can also refer to this blog updated recently:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/refresh-your-power-bi-dataset-using-microsoft-flow/

I hope it can help you.

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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

Hi @jimmy-pa,

 

Update my reply, you can use the http request to update the Power BI dataFlows with Flow, this is the refresh Dataflow API document of PowerBi, I hope it can help you:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/dataflows/refreshdataflow

 

If you need any help during create it, please contact with us.

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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freder1ck
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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

Thank you for this link! I'll need to wrap my head around the API, haha.

 

On a related note, it would be great to trigger a dataset refresh when a dataflow (or set of dataflows) finish refreshing.

 

This would give me: SQL > Dataflows > PBIS as one chain of refreshes instead of scheduling dataflows an hour after SQL refreshes start and then dataset refresh to happen an hour after dataflows start.

tva3777
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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

do you have more details on how to do this http request?

tva3777
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Re: Refresh Power BI DataFlows with Flow

@v-litu-msft do you have any step by step guide?

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