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dcohendumani Frequent Visitor
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Data Refresh not working with Web data

I understand from a support article about data Refresh that Web is among the supported datasources for refresh.

 

I have a complex dashboard with 5 web datasources retrieving JSON data from REST web services with a lot of M transformation.

 

I can get the App to refresh manually or setup a schedule refresh

 

I get the following error.

 

Can you provide feedback/help?

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Super User
Super User

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

There have been a lot of issues with "supported" data refreshes not working. However they do appear to be getting fixed. I had an issue with SharePoint Online OAuth2 settings seemingly not saving but this was recently (like as of today) seemingly fixed. I currently have an issue where I can refresh a file that is local but not on a network share. Bizarre stuff. I recommend that you use the smiley face icon, give a rating (doesn't matter) and on the feedback form that is presented, take a screen shot of the error and report what you are trying to do. I get nice emails back from people like Kevin when I do this that follow-up on the matter.


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Power BI Team meysun
Power BI Team

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

If you used Power BI Desktop to publish the file, I would suggest trying out the below.

Use the browser  Get Data->Files->Local file and upload the .pbix file and then see if the schedule refesh page gives you option to specify the setting.

ashishrj Senior Member
Senior Member

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

@dcohendumani First check whether manula refresh in your source file works properly. If not there is no point in scheduling refresh. But if you are using REST then why to schedule refresh when its already getting LIVE real time data using your web service created ?

dcohendumani Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

I tried this already but still no luck. Keep telling me that the data soruce does not support refresh. I think this may related to the complexity of M transformation in the data source. I am using some recursive function to query pages of dataset using REST. It refreshes fine in the Power BI Designer/Desktop or from Excel but not fro within the PowerBI app?

 

I have 5 queries in my pbix file, I am goint to try to isolate which of the query is causing the problem.

dcohendumani Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

Manual refresh from within the powerbi app does not work. It says refreshing and it stops

anounou Occasional Visitor
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Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

Hi

 

I am experiencing the same issue. Has it been solved?

 

 

Nounou

trebgatte Member
Member

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

I've experienced the same issue doing a function to query multiple SharePoint lists using the REST API. Per support on Thursday this week, service related issues should be logged via the Office 365 Admin Service Ticket interface. Only desktop related issues can be logged via the Desktop send a frown. 

 

I still don't have a resolution but am working with them on Monday. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

 

Thanks!

--Treb

 

Treb Gatte, Power BI Red Carpet Partner | Microsoft MVP | Twitter | Blog | Blog 2

Diego Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

I'm having the same issue.

 

Have anybody solved it?

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alex-potter Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Data Refresh not working with Web data

I have run into that error with Web Queries when I try and either leverage parameters or reference other queries in the query set. So things like paginating, and dynamically generating your URLs wouldnt work.  

I'm not on the Power BI team, but I would assume they keep these kind of things from working because it could be a big resource hog if you are dynamically generating urls and the query never stops. 

Does that sound similar to what you are dealing with?

Alex 

Alex Potter
Lead Visualization Engineer
Luxoft Inc.