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Power BI Rest API Refresh dataset by Service Principal and NotifyOption



We are using the Power BI REST Api to perform a Dataset Refresh. The refresh is started and we receive a 202 (Accepted) reply.

The request is performed by a Service Principal.


The refresh itselves is processed as expected.


We would also like to use the notifyOption. Either the MailOnCompletion or MailOnFailure.

But we can't get this to work. We specify notifyoption in the body. The Request is accepted, but an email is never send. We have configured other accounts at 'Send refresh failure notifications to' on the power bi service for the dataset, because the service principal is the dataset owner at the time the refresh is called.


Is this a supported feature when using a service principal?

We would like to receive the notify at the accounts specified at the 'Send refresh failure notifivations to'-addresses.


With kind regards,


Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Aalbregt ,


I have a test to get token by Account and Password. NotifyOption works well, I am the group owner and I will receive the completion mail.


It seems that when you use a service principal to request the refresh no communication will be sent out at all. 

Here is a post with similar problem like yours.

Power BI seems that not support to send notify mail when we use service principal to authentication.

We suggest you to open a ticket here for help if you are a pro user: Support ticket


Best Regards,
Rico Zhou


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