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asjones Regular Visitor
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Clarification Needed: Power BI Gateway License Change or Just for Flow and other PowreApps

We use the Gateway to keep our Power BI data refreshed. Naturally the Gateway works for several things beyond Power BI, however at this point we don't use it for those items. Just for refrshing our Power BI data sources.

 

We recently received notice regaring PowerApps and Flow that if you use on-premise data gateway that you would have to have a PowerApps or Flow Plan license. Some in my organization were concerned that as PowerBI is part of the "PowerApps family"  that we would now need a new license to use the Gateway for Power BI.  It was even pointed out that Adam Saxton / Guy in a Cube has said Power BI was part of Power Apps.

 

I did not think we would need another license, however I could be wrong. Could someone provide additinal clarificatoin and/or documentatoin links?

 

thanks

 

Alan

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Clarification Needed: Power BI Gateway License Change or Just for Flow and other PowreApps

Hi there

From my understanding is that currently Power BI does not require any licensing or costs to refresh data using Power BI.

It appears that for Microsoft Flow & Power Apps you might need a plan, but NOT for Power BI

Here are more details: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-gateway-onprem

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Re: Clarification Needed: Power BI Gateway License Change or Just for Flow and other PowreApps

Hi @asjones,

 

AFAIK, power bi gateway is free for power bi users, you only need to register a power bi account to sign up and link to your power service.

 

According to your description, I think you are confused about gateway usage. Current gateway is free to use, but some of service which use gateway to handle data refresh operations require license for their owner service.

 

Dataflow feature is merge from powerapps,  this is why it notice you may need powerapps and dataflow license.

 

Hope above helps.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

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Re: Clarification Needed: Power BI Gateway License Change or Just for Flow and other PowreApps

I would just like to clarify that you only need a Power BI Pro license to use dataflows. You do not need a PowerApps license for dataflows.

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