Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Running office script with Workbook.refreshAllDataConnections() does not work when called from Power Automate



I use Power automate to refresh an excel table that is connected to Power BI every day.

This is via a 'Run Script' prompt that refers to a script containing Workbook.refreshAllDataConnections().


As of wednesday may 10th I receive the below error message:

Office JS error: Line 4: Workbook refreshAllDataConnections: There was an internal error while processing the request. clientRequestId: a7b48e93-4b3b-4db6-93a2-56378d34dd67

-> the script does work within excel (or excel online) itself.


I had priorly had a similar problem as now. This was then resolved, but I think the issue has come back.


Do others have this issue as well?






Thank you for the help.


Hi. I have indeed seen your post. I am still a little confused about Power BI as a source. Could you develop a little more? For context, I have tried to use Power Automate visual in Power BI to lauch my flow refreshing all queries in an excel, however that doesn't work either. I suppose that's not what you meant by that.

Frequent Visitor



I would be also very grateful for some update on that topic. I have the same issue recently:

1) Excel's source is PowerBI dataset

2) Flow in powerautomate is supposed to run excel script with refresh function: Workbook.refreshAllDataConnections()

3) Received error with such message: "We were unable to run the script. Please try again.
Office JS error: Line 3: Workbook refreshAllDataConnections: There was an internal error while processing the request."


I tried to run the same without brackets in the function at the end '()', flow run succesfully but nothing has been refreshed..


Thanks in advance for any other idea on possible reason and solution on that..

After much testing I found that how you create your connection in Excel plays a key role in this.

If you use DAX studio to link an Excel file to Power BI, the dataset will not refresh correctly. To overcome this you use the "Analyze in Excel" option found on your published Power BI report and create the connection that way.

Tip: If you don't want a pivot table, use this method to change the connection from a Cube to a Table

Hope this works out for some

Frequent Visitor

Thanks retrohead for comment..


Unfortunately for me its not the case. I made connection via 'Analyze in excel' option in powerBI service..

What is even more strange.. I have still running this solution/refresh correctly for another dataset/excel/flow..

When I tried to do exactly the same for other project it's failed 😕

Hi @PawelRRR 

Does your dataset have a lot of measures? This failed for me to when things got complicated.

If you do have a lot of measures, try importing the data into another power BI report using analysis services so you have flattened data without any calculations then export to Excel from there instead. This solved my issues but it does take some setting up to get the refresh frequency correct.

Frequent Visitor

No measures at all, just raw data 🙂

I am thinking about recreation this connection from PowerBI to new excel once again..  as I dont have any other idea for time being..

All my flows are failing now with the error message:

"The server experienced an issue and couldn't run the script. Please try again in a few moments."

This just gets worse.

sorry to hear you are having issues, @retrohead .

Let me dig into what is going on. Can you share your requestId that you get in the error? 

Let me know!

Hi @LouMM 

Request ID: 9e9499bd-6eca-4ef3-ba29-cb21e34c48d4

It seems all of my flows using this method are now failing with the same error message; BadGateway.

Acknowledged, @retrohead. At first glance, there was an error in your script causing an invalid state on the service side. We are debugging now and will get back to you asap.

Thanks @LouMM, please keep me updated with any progress. This is causing me a lot of manual work once per week.

Regular Visitor

I'm in a similar boat. I have excel files linked to a dataset from PowerBI. I'm trying to automatically refresh my files in a similar fashion. The link I've generated was through get data -> from power platform -> from powerbi

Hi @LouMM 

I've created new files and ran several tests using different connection methods incase this information helps. I'm receiving the same result for all methods and although I've never managed to get the DAX Studio connection working, the others were working up until recently.

DAXStudio created connection. Result: BadGateway

Analyze In Excel - Pivot Table (Cube). Result: BadGateway

Analyze In Excel - Data (Table). Result: BadGateway

I hate to be the negative person @LouMM but this is the same cycle we went through months ago, and then the M$ tech ghosted the thread.  I would be happy if you find a fix, but it looks like PA will not run a Refesh All in excel.  If are really interested in helping, instead of just having the new posters repeat the same troubleshooting, if you can find the time, I would highly suggest you review the threads history of troubleshooting.   And look for some gaps that you recognize that the rest of us have missed. 

Thank you for your efforts, it is appreciated. 

Today my flows started working again. 🙂

Retrohead - was there a particular set up that worked for you? 

This was fixed last week, @retrohead . I would have responded sooner, but I was out ill.
Let me know how things are running over the next day or so.

@gbdawg82 , I would have responded sooner, but I was out ill. (same to retrohead)
Let me know how things are running over the next day or so. This was corrected last week. It looks like there was timeout issued.

Thanks, @TravisCB1 . As I mentioned to others, I would have responded sooner, but I was out ill. Let me know how things are running over the next day or so. Cheers!

So are you saying that "Refresh All" for Excel on power automate should work now?

Helpful resources


Community will be READ ONLY July 16th, 5p PDT -July 22nd

Dear Community Members,   We'd like to let you know of an upcoming change to the community platform: starting July 16th, the platform will transition to a READ ONLY mode until July 22nd.   During this period, members will not be able to Kudo, Comment, or Reply to any posts.   On July 22nd, please be on the lookout for a message sent to the email address registered on your community profile. This email is crucial as it will contain your unique code and link to register for the new platform encompassing all of the communities.   What to Expect in the New Community: A more unified experience where all products, including Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages, will be accessible from one community.Community Blogs that you can syndicate and link to for automatic updates. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition. Stay tuned for the exciting new features and a seamless community experience ahead!

Summer of Solutions | Week 4 Results | Winners will be posted on July 24th

We are excited to announce the Summer of Solutions Challenge!    This challenge is kicking off on Monday, June 17th and will run for (4) weeks.  The challenge is open to all Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio & Power Pages) community members. We invite you to participate in a quest to provide solutions to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities.    Entry Period: This Challenge will consist of four weekly Entry Periods as follows (each an “Entry Period”)   - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 17, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 23, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on June 24, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 1, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 7, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. PT on July 8, 2024 – 11:59 p.m. PT on July 14, 2024   Entries will be eligible for the Entry Period in which they are received and will not carryover to subsequent weekly entry periods.  You must enter into each weekly Entry Period separately.   How to Enter: We invite you to participate in a quest to provide "Accepted Solutions" to as many questions as you can. Answers can be provided in all the communities. Users must provide a solution which can be an “Accepted Solution” in the Forums in all of the communities and there are no limits to the number of “Accepted Solutions” that a member can provide for entries in this challenge, but each entry must be substantially unique and different.    Winner Selection and Prizes: At the end of each week, we will list the top ten (10) Community users which will consist of: 5 Community Members & 5 Super Users and they will advance to the final drawing. We will post each week in the News & Announcements the top 10 Solution providers.  At the end of the challenge, we will add all of the top 10 weekly names and enter them into a random drawing.  Then we will randomly select ten (10) winners (5 Community Members & 5 Super Users) from among all eligible entrants received across all weekly Entry Periods to receive the prize listed below. If a winner declines, we will draw again at random for the next winner.  A user will only be able to win once overall. If they are drawn multiple times, another user will be drawn at random.  Individuals will be contacted before the announcement with the opportunity to claim or deny the prize.  Once all of the winners have been notified, we will post in the News & Announcements of each community with the list of winners.   Each winner will receive one (1) Pass to the Power Platform Conference in Las Vegas, Sep. 18-20, 2024 ($1800 value). NOTE: Prize is for conference attendance only and any other costs such as airfare, lodging, transportation, and food are the sole responsibility of the winner. Tickets are not transferable to any other party or to next year’s event.   ** PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED RULES for this CHALLENGE**   Week 1 Results: Congratulations to the Week 1 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge.   Community MembersNumber SolutionsSuper UsersNumber Solutions Deenuji 9 @NathanAlvares24  17 @Anil_g  7 @ManishSolanki  13 @eetuRobo  5 @David_MA  10 @VishnuReddy1997  5 @SpongYe  9JhonatanOB19932 (tie) @Nived_Nambiar  8 @maltie  2 (tie)   @PA-Noob  2 (tie)   @LukeMcG  2 (tie)   @tgut03  2 (tie)       Week 2 Results: Congratulations to the Week 2 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 2: Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate  @Deenuji  12@ManishSolanki 19 @Anil_g  10 @NathanAlvares24  17 @VishnuReddy1997  6 @Expiscornovus  10 @Tjan  5 @Nived_Nambiar  10 @eetuRobo  3 @SudeepGhatakNZ 8     Week 3 Results: Congratulations to the Week 3 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 3:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji32ManishSolanki55VishnuReddy199724NathanAlvares2444Anil_g22SudeepGhatakNZ40eetuRobo18Nived_Nambiar28Tjan8David_MA22   Week 4 Results: Congratulations to the Week 4 qualifiers, you are being entered in the random drawing that will take place at the end of the challenge. Week 4:Community MembersSolutionsSuper UsersSolutionsPower Automate Deenuji11FLMike31Sayan11ManishSolanki16VishnuReddy199710creativeopinion14Akshansh-Sharma3SudeepGhatakNZ7claudiovc2CFernandes5 misc2Nived_Nambiar5 Usernametwice232rzaneti5 eetuRobo2   Anil_g2   SharonS2  

Check Out | 2024 Release Wave 2 Plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform

On July 16, 2024, we published the 2024 release wave 2 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. These plans are a compilation of the new capabilities planned to be released between October 2024 to March 2025. This release introduces a wealth of new features designed to enhance customer understanding and improve overall user experience, showcasing our dedication to driving digital transformation for our customers and partners.    The upcoming wave is centered around utilizing advanced AI and Microsoft Copilot technologies to enhance user productivity and streamline operations across diverse business applications. These enhancements include intelligent automation, AI-powered insights, and immersive user experiences that are designed to break down barriers between data, insights, and individuals. Watch a summary of the release highlights.    Discover the latest features that empower organizations to operate more efficiently and adaptively. From AI-driven sales insights and customer service enhancements to predictive analytics in supply chain management and autonomous financial processes, the new capabilities enable businesses to proactively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.    

Updates to Transitions in the Power Platform Communities

We're embarking on a journey to enhance your experience by transitioning to a new community platform. Our team has been diligently working to create a fresh community site, leveraging the very Dynamics 365 and Power Platform tools our community advocates for.  We started this journey with transitioning Copilot Studio forums and blogs in June. The move marks the beginning of a new chapter, and we're eager for you to be a part of it. The rest of the Power Platform product sites will be moving over this summer.   Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the launch. We can't wait to welcome you to our new community space, designed with you in mind. Let's connect, learn, and grow together.   Here's to new beginnings and endless possibilities!   If you have any questions, observations or concerns throughout this process please go to   To stay up to date on the latest details of this migration and other important Community updates subscribe to our News and Announcements forums: Copilot Studio, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Pages

Top Solution Authors
Users online (2,212)