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Automatic refresh

Hi Folks,

is there anyway round having to manually refresh reports on Power BI desktop . 

My reports are updated once a morning but the refresh and publish takes about 5 minutes to run for each report. I know we can set up gateways / scheduled refreshes etc in the service but I want to sense check the figures at the minute before they get published to the sevice . So I basically want the manual refresh to happen automatically in desktop before 8am every day - am thinking there must be a bit of code that an be set up to run the resfresh at a certain time ?? 


Many thanks


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Hi @Richard76 ,

Please review the content in the following links, hope they can help you.

Refresh your Reports ONLY when it updates using POWER AUTOMATE

Using Power Automate to Refresh Data In Power BI


Use Microsoft Flow, and other options, to refresh your Power BI dataset

Power BI Dataset Refresh Scheduling Using Outlook And Power Automate


Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
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@Richard76 i think it is only possible if your reports are on direct query mode not on import mode. pl refer to below link for deails


the other option, you can publish the same report to shared workspace and your personal workspace. You can then configure auto refresh on your personal workspace and once data looks ok then you can manully refresh the reports on the shared workspace. this way you can avoid efforts of pulling data into powerbi desktop and then publishing the refreshed data to workspace. thanks


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Thanks for the reply - unfortunately the data is import mode rather than direct . I didnt think of using the personal and shared workspaces however so that may be a solution . 

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