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_n_MarianLein
Helper I
Helper I

401 - Unauthorized error during Dataset Refresh with a reporting user

Hi all,


I'm running into an issue when refreshing a dataset with another user account.
The connection is set to use another user account, the dataset is in a workspace in a Teams team.

Side info: The dataset is using an on-premise Gateway.

 

What I've tried so far:

  • I've added the user to the Teams team
  • I've added permissions on the dataset for the user (basically everything that is available on the dataset level)
  • I've logged into the on-premise-gateway with the user.

The result I'm getting in my Flow is:

Input (unformatted)
{
    "host": {
        "connectionReferenceName""shared_powerbi_2",
        "operationId""RefreshDataset"
    },
    "parameters": {
        "groupid""********-****-****-****-************",
        "datasetid""********-****-****-****-************"
    }
}
Output (unformatted)
{
    "statusCode"401,
    "headers": {
        "X-PowerBI-Error-Info""GroupsNotEnabled",
        "Strict-Transport-Security""max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains",
        "X-Frame-Options""deny",
        "X-Content-Type-Options""nosniff",
        "Access-Control-Expose-Headers""RequestId,X-PowerBI-Error-Info",
        "RequestId""********-001f-48c0-86f0-************",
        "Timing-Allow-Origin""*",
        "x-ms-apihub-cached-response""false",
        "Date""Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:28:21 GMT",
        "Content-Length""283",
        "Content-Type""application/json"
    },
    "body": {
        "error": {
            "code"401,
            "source""flow-apim-europe-001-francecentral-01.azure-apim.net",
            "clientRequestId""********-c245-4b32-83ed-************",
            "message""The response is not in a JSON format.",
            "innerError""Cannot read server response."
        }
    }
}

 

From what I understand from the error code "401" and message "GroupsNotEnabled" this may point to a missing license for the end user, but in Admin center, I see the user has a "PowerBI Pro" license associated with the account.

 

Any further ideas?

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_n_MarianLein
Helper I
Helper I

Hello Rico, thanks for your answer.
The new account is a cloud-only account thats domain is @mycompany365.onmicrosoft.com, while my account ends in @mycompany.tld.

For my Flow I used the built-in method "New action" -> "Refresh Dataset" while pointing the connector to my reporting user account, instead of my own account. See below screenshot.

_n_MarianLein_0-1631873237100.png

 

RicoZhou
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @_n_MarianLein 

Is your new account in the same organization as your old account?

New account should look like xxx@ABC.com and old account looks like zzz@ABC.com .

401 - Unauthorized error seems related to request credentials. 

For reference:401 Unauthorized - HTTP | MDN (mozilla.org)

Did you use Rest API to refresh your dataset?

For reference: Datasets - Refresh Dataset In Group

Please check whether your App have Dataset.ReadWrite.All permission.

 

Best Regards,
Rico Zhou

 

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