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Project Online Odata - "The user was not Authorized"

I am trying to connect to PowerBi with oData from our Project Online.

I keep getting "the User was not Authorized" when trying to signin using my Organizational account. I am 100% sure I am fully qualified for this access.

This is happening when trying to load the data once I selected the Table I want from oData feed.


I can also load the preview data.


Anyone would tell if he/she is facing/has faced same issue? And maybe how to address this?

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I am also unable to form a connection to ProjectData via OData using PowerBI against multiple instances today.


This seems like a repitition of the situation that people experienced in July.



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Yes, i also saw those.

Can someone from the PowerBI team comment on this?

What I found to be true about this error is that it might be spurious:


When I reduced the number of columns that I selected from in my query of the Projects table down from the 137 columns by 23 records to something more in the range of the 18 - 25 columns that I specifically need in my query - I found this problem went away.  So the question becomes - is the spurious error being created by a time-out, by a misread of the select all mechanism or what?


I realize that we want to simplify our data requests but this was a very simple query with a very limited subset of data - so I don't see why it should have choked in this way.


Happily I've gotten around it - that being said - this is going to confuse a whole lot of people.




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