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Anonymous
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Using Flow to refresh page

Hello,

 

Is there a way that I can use Microsoft flow to refresh a Web page?

Specifically, I'm looking to schedule a refresh to my Power BI Report (since Reports don't get automatically refreshing using a scheduled refresh in Power BI Service) so I was wondering if there's a way I can just refresh the web browser?

 

Thank you

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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

Hi @Anonymous,

 

Currently there is no action can be used directly to refresh a Web page. While you could try with the custom connectors using the Custom APIs. More details about the custom connectors, check it at here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/register-custom-api

 

I have found a blog which would be a help for you:

https://medium.com/@Konstantinos_Ioannou/refresh-powerbi-dataset-with-microsoft-flow-73836c727c33

 

 

Best regards,

Mabel Mao

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Anonymous
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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

Hi @Anonymous,

 

What exactly do you mean by "Reports don't refresh using a scheduled refresh"? The scheduled refresh refreshes the dataset and all the reports connected to that dataset get refreshed also in Power BI Service.  If you're trying to schedule a refresh to your report, use the scheduled refresh. Note that the scheduled refresh might take a anywhere from a couple of seconds to several minutes so it isn't instant - that's why it may seem like the report isn't refreshed..

 

Theblog that @v-yamao-msft mentioned (https://medium.com/@Konstantinos_Ioannou/refresh-powerbi-dataset-with-microsoft-flow-73836c727c33) worked like a charm for me if your trying to refresh a Power BI dataset with a flow, i.e use some other trigger than schedule, since Power BI Service has a scheduled refresh already built in.

 

 

Regards,

T

 

Anonymous
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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

Hi @Anonymous,

 

My reports do not refresh using a scheduled refresh. Only the dashboard updates but when I click on the report, it does not update even when I wait for hours, so I just end up refreshing the page after multiple hours then it refreshes. I would like my report to refresh without manually refreshing the page. 

 

Anonymous
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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

Hi @Anonymous,

 

That's strange.. I haven't encountered that. The reports should refresh just like the dashboards with a scheduled refresh on the dataset.

Are you viewing the report when the scheduled refresh takes place?

 

Regards,

 

T

Anonymous
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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

I'm usually on the page of the dashboard (which will be the case once I figure this out and display it on a TV at my office) or even just browsing the web when the scheduled refresh takes place. If I am remembering correctly, when I just had a report and not a dashboard, the report would refresh but ever since I created a dashboard only the tiles have been refreshing

Anonymous
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Re: Using Flow to refresh page

Hi @Anonymous,

 

That's weird...I'm afraid I can't help you since I can't reproduce the issue. Maybe try looking through Power BI forums if anyone has encountered the same issue with scheduled refresh.

 

As for your original question about refreshing a webpage with flow, unfortunately I have no clue.

 

Regards,

T

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