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Goaanna
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Get last date and time a dataflow was refreshed

My Power BI report fetches data from a dataflow in another workspace.

 

I would like to show the last "date and time" the dataflow was refreshed.

 

I can see the "date and time" in the workspace beside the dataflow, but I would like to fetch it into the report.

 

Thanks,

 

Anna.

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lbendlin
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Super User

A slighty roundabout way is to create a Power Automate flow that triggers when a dataflow refresh is complete.  For example you could write to a reference file on a sharepoint. We mostly use it to request a refresh for a downstream dataset.

 

Obligatory note:  The refresh date of a dataflow or dataset is largely meaningless.  What really counts is the data freshness inside the dataflow or dataset. Ideally that is a last modified date, or a latest order date etc. Dataflows will happily and successfully refresh stale data over and over if you ask them to.

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lbendlin
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Super User

A slighty roundabout way is to create a Power Automate flow that triggers when a dataflow refresh is complete.  For example you could write to a reference file on a sharepoint. We mostly use it to request a refresh for a downstream dataset.

 

Obligatory note:  The refresh date of a dataflow or dataset is largely meaningless.  What really counts is the data freshness inside the dataflow or dataset. Ideally that is a last modified date, or a latest order date etc. Dataflows will happily and successfully refresh stale data over and over if you ask them to.

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