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Export Power BI Dataset using API



I'm trying to use the API to export a dataset which doesn't have a report associated with it.


My scenario:

  1. A .pbix file named "My Data.pbix" has been created in Power BI desktop containing data and deployed to the service
  2. This results in a dataset named "My Data" and a report also named "My Data" exising in the service
  3. Subsequent reports have been developed in Power BI Desktop connecting to the "My Data" dataset deployed to the service
  4. The "My Data" report generated in steps 1&2 has been deleted (the data set "My Data" remains)


Using the Export Report In Group endpoint I can export all reports from step 3 to local .pbix files, however I can't export the "My Data" dataset as there is no report explicitly associated with it. Neither can I find an endpoint for exporting datasets rather than reports.


I've read through the Duplicate workspaces using the Power BI REST APIs tutorial, but this doesn't seem to cover my scenario.



I can use a browser, navigate to the dataset and download from there, however I'm looking for a way to do this programmatically. Is this possible and if so how?

Frequent Visitor

Adding my vote for this as well... is there a place we can vote for this feature to get built? Export dataset or run a query and export dataset?

Helper IV
Helper IV

Similar problem. Did you find any solution?

New Member

Me too.

Helper I
Helper I

Does anyone know if there is an answer to this yet?

Regular Visitor

Need this too 🙂

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