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Connect to a XMLA Endpoint with Python

Since the announcement about XMLA endpoints, I've been trying to figure out how to connect to a URL of the form powerbi://[workspace name] via Python, but I can't find anything that works.


I have a workspace in a premium capacity and I am able to connect to it using DAX Studio as explained here, but I haven't figured out how to do it with Python. I've tried installing olap.xmla, but I get the following error when I try to use the Power BI URL as the location using either the powerbi or https as the prefix.

import olap.xmla.xmla as xmla
p = xmla.XMLAProvider()
c = p.connect(location="powerbi://[My Workspace]")
TransportError: Server returned HTTP status 404 (no content available)


I'm sure there are authentication issues involved, but I'm a bit out of my depth here. Does anyone know of any blog posts or other resources that demonstrate how to connect to a Power BI XMLA endpoint specifically using Python? My searching has failed me, but surely I can't be the only one who is trying to do this.

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Re: Connect to a XMLA Endpoint with Python

@AlexisOlson ,


This error should caused by invalid URL or workspace, please refe to power bi rest api for more details.


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AlexisOlson Member

Re: Connect to a XMLA Endpoint with Python



I'm using exactly the same URL that works with DAX Studio, so that doesn't seem like it would be the problem.

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