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How to know if a report is Live connected or Import in PowerBI Service

I have a requirement to know if a report is Live connected or Import model in PowerBI service. I have 50+ workspaces and need to get these details for each report in all workspaces. Is there any automated script for this like PowerShell cmdlets or REST API method?

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Hi @v-sapotu ,


Currently we do not have directly function/api to determine if a report is Live Connected or Import, but by using the api provided by @GilbertQ , it will return the the type of datasource, but such as  for Analysis Service, it can use Import or Live Connected, if you want to determine the connective mode, then we can verify it in "Settings" - "Dataset", if it has scheduled refresh, it is using Import Mode, If it has scheduled cache refresh, it is using Live Connected. Note other datasources which only using DirectQuery Mode will also have scheduled cache refresh option too.


Please also refer following document which can get type of data source without administrator rights:

Best regards,


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Thanks for your reply @v-lid-msft . I am trying the approach you mentioned. So there is no direct way to get 100 % exact result.

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Hi there

This Power BI REST API might be able to do this for you?

It details what the data sources are?

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