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rayishome
Resolver I
Resolver I

PowerBI-Post-Import-In-Group API cuts off the name when creating the dataset

Using the following API call and uploading a PBIX file the dataset the service creates removes some of the string values.  

 

url https://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/groups/[worksapce]/imports?datasetDisplayName=Test%209%2F5%2F2022.2.3.4.5.5.6.6.%23..P.pbix&nameConflict=Abort&skipReport=true

 

Results in the following status:

 

res {
'@odata.context': 'http://wabi-us-east2-redirect.analysis.windows.net/v1.0/myorg/groups/[workspace]/$metadata#imports/$...',
id: 'id value removed',
importState: 'Succeeded',
createdDateTime: '2022-06-17T19:53:46.733Z',
updatedDateTime: '2022-06-17T19:53:46.733Z',
name: 'Test 9/5/2022.2.3.4.5.5.6.6.#..P.pbix',
connectionType: 'import',
source: 'Upload',
datasets: [
{
id: 'id removed',
name: '2022.2.3.4.5.5.6.6.#..P',
webUrl: 'https://app.powerbi.com/groups/[workspace]/datasets/[new dataset id removed]',
targetStorageMode: 'Unknown',
upstreamDatasets: [],
users: []
}
],
reports: [],
dataflows: []
}

 

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lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Forward slashes / are reserved characters and cannot be used in file names.

Thanks for the reply.  I'm not sure that's the issue, but it would make sense if the API developer built that validation into the process.  The service allows the "/" when a dataset is renamed which would make this api validation inconsistant with user experience.  

 

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Hi @rayishome ,

Could you please try to rename the pbix file without the special characters "/" and recall that REST API Imports - Post Import In Group? Later check if it can create the content in the specific workspace successfully...

Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I'm not sure I fully understand the steps:  

1) Rename the dataset (using the UI) that currently contains the special "/" (renamed using the UI) removing the "/" then use the Post to Group api to post a new file with the "/' included?

2) or, use the API to post the same file without the "/" to see if it posts correctly?

 

#1, I'm not sure what we will occomplish, the new post will work since it doesn't include the "/"

#2, works!  

 

The issue I'm having is our users expect the use of the "/" using the API via our app since the Service's UI supports the "/".  

"since the Service's UI supports the "/"

 

That is a bug in the service. It should not accept that character. You can raise an issue at https://issues.powerbi.com . If you have a Pro license you can consider raising a Pro ticket at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/pro/

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