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Embed report with SQL database as data source

I have embedded my report in edit mode using service principal. I am able to edit and save reports whose data source is excel file. However, I am getting status 400 error when I try to embed report whose data comes directly from SQL database.

Is there any different method for these reports? Do I need any other permission or access to embed these reports?

I am using only import mode for my report and the code is from PowerBI-Developer-Samples repo from microsoft:




Body of API call:



reports: [ { allowEdit: true, id: '<my report id>' } ],
datasets: [ {id: '<my dataset id>'} ],
targetWorkspaces: [ { id: '<workspace id>' } ]




Code where it generates embed token:



const embedTokenApi = "";
const headers = await getRequestHeader();

console.log("======Body=========\n", formData)

// Generate Embed token for single report, workspace, and multiple datasets. Refer
const result = await fetch(embedTokenApi, {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: headers,
    body: JSON.stringify(formData)



Error I am facing:



Response {
  size: 0,
  timeout: 0,
  [Symbol(Body internals)]: {
    body: PassThrough {
      _events: [Object],
      _readableState: [ReadableState],
      _writableState: [WritableState],
      allowHalfOpen: true,
      _maxListeners: undefined,
      _eventsCount: 5,
      [Symbol(shapeMode)]: true,
      [Symbol(kCapture)]: false,
      [Symbol(kCallback)]: null
    disturbed: false,
    error: null
  [Symbol(Response internals)]: {
    url: '',
    status: 400,
    statusText: 'Bad Request',
    headers: Headers { [Symbol(map)]: [Object: null prototype] },
    counter: 0




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Hi @v-shex-msft 

I have update the question with more details.

I am using semantic model and import mode to get data from database.

I have exactly what the documentation says. Still I am unable to retrieve the embed keys.

I did not find any topic like this on the internet so I am not sure what's the cause of this error.

Reports with excel data as data source are working fine.

While I tried asking gemini for this, it suggests to give my service principal the admin acces to my SQL database. I doubt if its the right solution so I thought lets ask professionals.


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Community Support

HI @naam_nrj,

What type of connection more are you worked? Please share some more detailed information to help us clarify them and troubleshoot.

How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly  

In addition, you can also take a look at the official document limitation list if they meet to your scenario:

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Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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