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DavidPi
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API - Update Datasources In Group for Paginated Reports - Unauthorized

Hello,

 

I try to update RDL report data source via API (using service principal).

 

{
"updateDetails": [
{
"datasourceName": "JIRADB",
"connectionDetails": {
"server": "SQLBIP1DP1",
"database": "COGNOS_REPORTING"
}
}
]
}

 

And I receive this return message:

 

{
"error": {
"code": "Unauthorized",
"message": "Update datasource JIRADB is unauthorized"
}
}

 

I can not find solution. Service principal is admin in workspace. 

But I can not set service principal as owner on data gateway data source (error msg no email address) - is this the problem?

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I found the solution - You first need to call take over API - Reports - Take Over In Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn. Then You can call API to change data source. 

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DavidPi
Helper I
Helper I

Our paginated reports are directly from Oracle (through data gateway). Maybe this API can be used to rebind dataset - Reports - Rebind Report In Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn.

But we didn"t test this.

v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @DavidPi,

AFAIK, update dataset should work for power bi reports. If you are work with RDL files, please try to use the update data source API if helps:

Reports - Update Datasources In Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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I found the solution - You first need to call take over API - Reports - Take Over In Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Learn. Then You can call API to change data source. 

thanks - I'll give it a try

hello @DavidPi Thanks for these great info'! Does this also work for a paginated report that point to a PBI dataset - assuming old and new pbi dataset are in different workspace?

Yes, I use this API, but receive message - Update datasource JIRADB is unauthorized.

I do not know which permision I should have more. In Doc I see - 

  • The user must be the data source owner

What does this mean? How to set owner of data source in RDL? I am confused.

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