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Helper III
Helper III

How do I cancel a dataflow gen2 refresh?

My dataflow gen2 refresh has been going on for the last two hours. How can I cancel the refresh?



Frequent Visitor

So how do we deal with a long running process ? I suspect its never going to stop as it took 12 min before and we are on 2 hours now. There is not much work to be done as its a fairly small file to be loaded . Feels like the wheels have come off


@jwelch  @FergusN 

This is still an open issue. I thought there would be a solution.

Unfortunately, I have another flow running for 24 hours now and still cannot be stopped. 😞

I just got the information from a Microsoft Employee that they are working on a "Cancel Execution" feature for Dataflows. So I think it will be there in one of the next releases...

Resolver I
Resolver I

Wow, I have a Fabric Dataflow Gen2 that runs for 5 hours now. It does not produce anything meaningful... 

Will it be running till the 'cancel' - option has been implemented?

Will we be charged for the computation time? What's the price?


Thanks for solving this.

Frequent Visitor

I've had the same problem, but my gen 2 DF was in a pipeline.
I was able to cancel the pipeline which failed the DF.

Regular Visitor

I don't think currently there is a way to cancel. I'd create an idea in the Ideas area - definitely needed.


I have found a solution using the power bi api and power automate -




@prathyoo I don't believe that is actually cancelling the dataflow. Cancelling is not a supported operation for Gen2 Dataflows yet - it's still in the works. 

I'm pretty sure that is only changing metadata, and shouldn't be used like that as there will likely be unintended consequences.

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