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Recreate report dataset when using import api

Am using PowerBI rest api - Import operation (PostImportWithFileInGropup) to create duplicates of a report for various users in a workspace.

While using the API I would like to recreate the backing dataset for the report and not share it among the multiple reports thus created. Is there a api option that will enable that. 


To illustrate,

sample_report.pbix was imported multiple times using PostImportWithFileInGropup with following args.

run1 - datasetdisplayname=sample_report_user1

run2 - datasetdisplayname=sample_report_user2

run3 - datasetdisplayname=sample_report_user3



New reports were created with the supplied 'datasetdisplayname' param but the backing dataset was not created. All 3 share 'sample_report_user1' named dataset.




Hi @repl-satyveer-s,


Can you share a snapshot of your issue, please? It works perfectly on my test.


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Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Dale
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So am doing the following (using Microsoft.PowerBI.Api ver 2.0.12)


var filePath = @"C:\Pta_Charts_import.pbix";
using (var fileStream = File.OpenRead(filePath.Trim('"')))
using (var client = new PowerBIClient(ApiUrl.Value.ToUri(), tokenCredentials))
var groupId = GroupId.Value;
client.HttpClient.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("ActivityId", Guid.NewGuid().ToString());
var import = client.Imports.PostImportWithFileInGroup(groupId, fileStream, "Pta_import_report");


So I execute this multiple times with different input for datasetDisplyaName (shown in bold). Reports are getting created but the datasets is created only once.

Pta_import_report1, Pta_import_report2, etc get created and use "Pta_import_report1" as the backing dataset.

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