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Power BI dataflows parity of vs web.browsercontents

Hi Team,


It appears that this is only a recent change in Power Query (desktop) and Power Query Online (dataflows).


Do these functions in dataflows have parity with Desktop with respect to anonymous access for web html sources?


I saw one post suggesting that on-prem data gateway is still required, but the referenced documentation did not explicity state if an on-prem gateway is required for either or web.browsercontents source calls.


Can someone please clear this up or provide a link to best practice use of the updated function.


Thanks heaps

Super User
Super User

Hi. As far as I have tried, I can say that Web.Pages will ask for On Premise data gateway and Web.Contents won't. I think Web.BrowserContent is a function that comes from Web.Contents so it might no ask for it.

Hope this helps,

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