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krajani
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Create data source from REST API

Hi everyone, 

I am trying to add a file type data source using REST API, however it is failing. I have tried with Service Principal as well as a usual user with PBI Pro license and admin rights on the gateway but no luck. I am wondering if I can get some help and can be guided in the right direction.

My calls are as below

JSON For data source connection

{
"datasourceName": "testDataSource",
"credentialDetails": {
"encryptedConnection": "Encrypted",
"credentialType": "Windows",
"credentials": {
"UserName": "<user_name_or_service_principal_ID>",
"Password": "System.Security.SecureString"
},
"privacyLevel": "Organizational",
"encryptionAlgorithm": "None"
},
"dataSourceType": "=File",
"connectionDetails": "{\"FilePath\":\"C:\\Working\\some.csv\"}"
}

 

REST API End Point
https://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/gateways/<gateway_id>/datasources

 

Error

Invoke-WebRequest : The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.

 

Thanks
Kaz

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v-zhenbw-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @krajani ,

 

Please refer the following posts, they might be helpful.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Developer/Invoke-RestMethod-The-remote-server-returned-an-error-400...

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Developer/API-Refreshes-Data-Set-400-Bad-Request-error-after-first-...

 

If it doesn’t meet your requirement, we suggest you to open a ticket here for help: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/

 

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Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ zhenbw

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