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Sharepoint Folder dataflow refresh unreliable or get refresh error



Anybody had the same issue but resolved the refresh error.


I am trying to refresh the Power Apps dataflow using sharepoint folder connection.   Yesterday the refresh worked.  Today will not work.  I tried creating a new dataflow and new cdm but still no luck. 


I am beginning to feel dataflow and cdm is not ready to use.

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Based on the issue that you mentioned, do you want to refresh the dataflow by refreshing the SharePoint connector?

Could you please share a bit more about the scenario, do you mean that you refresh the Power Apps dataflow successfully using SharePoint connection yesterday?

I want to clarify something to you that the dataflow should be run if you want to refresh itself. Only refresh the connector could not make it.

In a word, there is no way to achieve your needs currently in PowerApps.

If you want this feature to be added to PowerApps, you could submit an idea in PowerApps Ideas Forum.

Also, here is a similar idea you could vote for: 

So far, you can only configure a dataflow's refresh schedule when creating the dataflow to indicate how frequently it should run. You should note that this is related to PowerBI.

More details about the PowerApps dataflow, you could check the following blog:

Hope it could help.

Best Regards,


Best Regards,

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