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Helper II

Is there any way to keep generic account for data refresh in Power BI Services

Hi All

we have created a Power BI report and we wqant to refresh the report on regular basis , is there any way to condifure dataset with gerenric office 365 account  without any other user 365 account . Gerally the dataset condifured with user who published the report .


@Surendra_thota The On Premises Data Gateway serves this purpose. It will work for any user that has access to the datasource created by the admin of the gateway.

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My data source is also in could ie dynamics CRM , we want to keep generic account to configure data source instead of any personal office 365 account , I am not able to any option at dataset level it is coming with user who published or some others In the powerbi workspace can take over that data source .

Hi @Surendra_thota,


If I understand you correctly, I don't think it is possible to do it currently. You can submit your requirement on Power BI Ideas to improve Power BI on this feature. Smiley Happy




Wanted to check if this feature for a generic account is available now?


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