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Rdl import via API 400 Bad Request



I have an application where you can upload .pbix and .rdl reports to PowerBI.


I can successfully import .pbix reports via API. Hovewer, when I run import for .rdl file on the API, I am getting an error - 400 Bad Request RequestedFileIsEncryptedOrCorrupted.


PowerBI setup is proper and I have a premium account, the token is proper as well.



string importURL = string.Format("{0}/groups/{1}/imports?datasetDisplayName={2}&nameConflict=Overwrite", PowerBiServiceRootUrl, GroupId, datasetDisplayName);

var importResponse = ImportPBI(FileName, importURL);

public string ImportPBI(string pbiFilePath, string url)
            // create REST URL with import name in quer string
            string restUrlImportPbi = url;

            // load PBI file into StreamContent object
            var pbiBodyContent = new StreamContent(File.Open(pbiFilePath, FileMode.Open));

            // add headers for request bod content
            pbiBodyContent.Headers.Add("Content-Type", "application/octet-stream");
                                         @"form-data; name=""file""; filename=""" + pbiFilePath + @"""");

            // load PBI content into body using multi-part form datas
            MultipartFormDataContent requestBody = new MultipartFormDataContent(Guid.NewGuid().ToString());

            // create and configure HttpClient
            HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Accept", "application/json");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer " + token);

            // post request
            var response = client.PostAsync(restUrlImportPbi, requestBody).Result;

            // check for success
            return response.StatusCode.ToString();




Thank you and looking forward to hearing back from you.


Helper II
Helper II

This happened to me recently, and the problem was that the file I was attempting to upload had an ampersand (&) in the file name. For example, the file named "My charts & graphs.rdl" will cause this error, but the file named "My Charts and graphs.rdl" will not. 


I've also seen it occur with text in the RDL file that had special characters, like the (c), (r) or (tm) characters.  



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