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Scanner API: Semantic model with perspective

We are querying the Power BI API to get the metadata of our semantic models to create a data catalog and we face some issues with a semantic model that has a few perspectives. For that specific model, the API returns no details on the tables and measures inside of it.

 API returns no details on dataset with a perspectiveAPI returns no details on dataset with a perspective
We made some tests and for the same model but without any perspectives, the API returns the full details of the tables, measures, etc.

API returns details on same dataset without perspectiveAPI returns details on same dataset without perspective

Has anyone else some experience with this? Do we know if perspectives are supported by the scanner API ?

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Hi @olivier97 ,

The Power BI Scanner API is designed to extract metadata from your Power BI tenant, including details about dataset tables, columns, measures, DAX expressions, and mashup queries. However, it seems like you’re experiencing an issue where the API is not returning details for a semantic model that has perspectives. The API might not be able to access the data for the perspectives. This could be due to how the data is stored or accessed in Power BI.

Announcing Scanner API (Admin REST APIs) enhancements to include dataset tables, columns, measures, ... 

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