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active directory scheduled refresh

I have a report that uses Active Directory as its data source.  Ideally I would like to schedule a refresh of the data.  It seems there is no way to set up AD as a datasource to schedule against.  Is this correct?  Is a automated data refresh for AD sourced data on the roadmap?



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Re: active directory scheduled refresh

@sidsiegel AD data source refresh isn't supported currently i think but you can submit it as an idea. When you look at here AD isn't included and so I would assume data refresh isn't possible but I haven't tested this out.

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Re: active directory scheduled refresh

I second this disappointing discovery - having sold Power BI to our Active Directory owners at an enterprise I currently work at, to find we can only refresh manually from PBI Desktop/Personal gateway is a bit of a non-starter, looks like we won't be going very far beyond our trial for now.  I also have an enterprise gateway established, SQL connection on a scheduled refresh works a treat, adding a second data source for AD does not permit a scheduled refresh (data sources match, permissions are fine etc).  


What is most concerning is that I'm finding articles as far back as 2015/2016 citing this gap - significant time has passed and no feature improvements in this space, despite new visuals monthly.  Where is the focus? 


If anyone reads this and if I can help in any way please reach out - this is the first time posting to this community and I'm keen to assist if I can.  It's unusual that Active Directory is an allowed data source in the On-premise gateway..... but doesn't work, go figure.



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Re: active directory scheduled refresh

Is there any Update to with Issue?


We also try to set up a schedule refresh with Active Directory sources over on premise or without but we cant. 


Version: 2.52.4921.461 64-bit (November 2017)


Kind Regards and thanks in advanced

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