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Get Dataflow Transactions REST API retrieves 10 transactions the first time, but only the 11th after

I'm building out a bash script using the Power BI REST API to check when a dataflow completes its refresh. I need to bash rather than powershell due to the manner in which we will deploy the solution.


I've found that the first time I call the Get Dataflow Transactions for my target dataflow, it returns the 10 most recent transactions. GREAT! However, when I run my script a second or any further time, I only get the 11th transaction returned. 


Ideally, I'd like to run a loop that checks the most recent transaction status until it's completed, but this won't work if I can't get the most recent transactions each time I make the call. Are there any ways to fix this?


Below is my code snippet:


refresh_transaction=$(curl -X GET $transactions -H "Authorization: $token" -d "{notifyOption: NoNotification}"  )

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Hi! it looks like an API limitation. It doesn't have pagination but it limits the response to 10 transactions. I'll leave feedback at the docs specifing that it doesn't say anything about limiting the response 😞

I hope that change in a near future, but for now, it looks like you won't be able to get more transactions.

I hope that make sense.

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

Happy to help!

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I need your help as you are working on this. How you are generating the token. I am using a service principle but it gives me 401 error when trying to all this API. 


I was aware that it would limit the responses, but I think I was more confused about why it would not return all 10 most recent transactions each time it was called in bash.


I've changed tactics to work on this in python because it gets all 10 most recent transactions each time I call the api.

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