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dixus
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How to manually refresh a connection?

Hi,

adding or renaming a table used in a SQL Server connection forces me to wait about 10 minutes for the new table name to appear in the list (even entering the custom name doesn't work - anymore?).

Error executing the api '/v2/$metadata.json/datasets/..database.windows.net,Growth/tables/myNewTable'

In a process of refactoring and optimizing views and tables, this is a real problem. Is there a way to update this manually?

After about 10 minutes of waiting and reloading the flow editor, the new name appears.

 

Kind regards 

Holger

 

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Hi @dixus,

 

The function to refresh the connection is not supported in Microsoft flow currently.

The only way to reconnect the connection is to recreate it.

 

If you would like this feature to refresh the connection to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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v-litu-msft
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Hi @dixus,

 

There are some known issues and limitations when using SQL Server, and one of the limitations for these issues is “SQL native query is not supported for on-premises SQL Server”.

You can check doc here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/sql/#execute_a_sql_query

 

If you rename or create a table by manually, but click the drop-down could not find the table name, you can save your Flow, and then reopen it.

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Hi,

 


@v-litu-msft wrote:

Hi @dixus,

 

There are some known issues and limitations when using SQL Server, and one of the limitations for these issues is “SQL native query is not supported for on-premises SQL Server”.

You can check doc here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/sql/#execute_a_sql_query

I am not using onpremise queries.

 

 

If you rename or create a table by manually, but click the drop-down could not find the table name, you can save your Flow, and then reopen it.

Well, that is what I described and what is not working. You have to wait 10-15 minutes until the change in the database definition is updated in flow, because Flow caches the table definitons in a dataset.

 

So my question was: how to force the refresh immediately.

 

Regards,
Holger

 

 

Hi @dixus,

 

The function to refresh the connection is not supported in Microsoft flow currently.

The only way to reconnect the connection is to recreate it.

 

If you would like this feature to refresh the connection to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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I am told that I do not have sufficient privileges to offer Flowideas, though I am logged in to this forum correctly.

 

If I have to do this manually, because Flow created issues with the current connector, will I have to rewire all re references, too? (I am about to find out, but I thought it might help the community to hear from you.)

 

Same here. What they have done with UserVoice is criminal... 

_Ehg
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A new place to vote for this idea!

Please let's all vote on the same Ideas or the ones with more votes so we get their attention!

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