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Dataflow Merge in Service Causes Refresh Failure

I loaded two Execel files to Sharepoint and brought them into Dataflows in I did a merge (not as a new table) on one of my queries and the refresh failed. I get the following error message:


Error: An internal error occurred... RootActivityId = e600e75b-60b7-48bf-b451-3a7962d0b852.Param1 = Information about a data source is required. Request ID:


I changed the privacy settings to each option (Organizational, Public, Private, None) and it still continues to fail during refresh. However, when I do a merge as a new table, the refresh works. Why is it that when I try to do merge on an exisiting table, it fails but works when I merge into a new table?



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HI @noahshor ,

AFAIK, some advanced operations not works on power bi service side.(e.g. reference, merge, invoke custom functions) I think your issue should related to it.

>> Why is it that when I try to do merge on an exisiting table, it fails but works when I merge into a new table?

It should related to new computed entities feature which allow you to do some advanced operations on dataflow side.

Using computed entities on Power BI Premium


Xiaoxin Sheng

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