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MattG
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Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examples"

Hi All 


I've been trying out the new Get Data from web using " Add table from examples" and when I tried to set up a refresh in the Service I get the following error. Refresh works fine in the Desktop.
"Discover Data Sources
Query contains unknown funtion name: Web.BrowserContents.
Query contains unknown funtion name: Html.Table." 

 

Does this mean that these functions are not in the Service yet, Or in the Gateway (I'm running November 2018) or something else I need to change before publishing? Any suggestions welcome. 

The error message also has a typo.


Matt

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Re: Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examp

HI @MattG,

 

Power query itself not contain any web browser plug-in. I think these functions only works on power bi desktop site, because desktop contains mini web browser to preview.(so you can get data from specific html elements)

 

In addition, this error message shows 'unknown' functions, it also means these functions have not released to power bi service.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

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Re: Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examp

Hi @MattG,

 

AFAIK, this feature need to manually choose which type of elements as table contents from preview web browser, I don't think these features works on power bi service side.

 

In my opinion, I'd like to suggest you to use web.connector to get data, it works both desktop and service side.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

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MattG
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Re: Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examp

Hi @Xiaoxin

 

Do you mean Web.Contents? Won't this require a table on the website to connect this way?

 

Matt

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Community Support Team

Re: Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examp

HI @MattG,

 

Power query itself not contain any web browser plug-in. I think these functions only works on power bi desktop site, because desktop contains mini web browser to preview.(so you can get data from specific html elements)

 

In addition, this error message shows 'unknown' functions, it also means these functions have not released to power bi service.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.



For learning resources/Release notes, please visit: | |
MattG
Advisor

Re: Issue when refreshing from the Service using Get Data from web using " Add table from examp

Hi 

 

Thanks for this, do you know if there is a timeline on when this functionality will be realeased to the service or where I should ask?

 

Matt