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Data Flow Issue - The specified connection name already exists...

I am trying to create a dataflow and getting below error:


"The specified connection name already exists. Choose a different name or refresh the list of your available connections"


How do I either 1) locate and delete the duplicate data flow (there doesn't appear to be any)?  2) Rename the dataflow to something else?

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Thank you for the reply, Rico.


Unfortunately the dataflow doesn't exist in my workspace.   I created a new workspace to test, and tried again and got the same error.  I am not sure how to change the name of my dataflow.  It looks like the name is created from the server and database you are connecting to?


What I am thinking happened was that the dataflow was created in a workspace, then the workspace was deleted (but the dataflow remains).



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Hi @ryan_b_123 ,


1. Please check existing dataflows in your workspace.


2. You can rename current dataflow and try again. Check whether you could create a dataflow successfully.

Here is an Offical blog about how to create Power BI dataflow.

For reference: Creating a dataflow


Best Regards,
Rico Zhou


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