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kimlaurits
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Invoke-PowerBIRestMethod - description of Workspace

Hi,

I am trying to automate the creation of PowerBI Workspaces.

I am able to create a new workspace:

$body = '{"name": "' + $PowerBIWorkspaceName + '"}'
$PowerBIWorkspace = Invoke-PowerBIRestMethod -Url 'groups' -Method POST -Body $body | ConvertFrom-Json

 

But I would like to set the description of the Workspace as well.

If I read Groups - Create Group - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Docs - I can only see name in the request.

And I can't figure out if I can set the description after the creation. 

 

Any ideas?

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kimlaurits
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Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible to achieve with a service principal.

 

When changing description this API is used:

Admin - Groups UpdateGroupAsAdmin - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Docs

 

And that API is not supported when using a service principal:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/enterprise/read-only-apis-service-principal-authentication...

 

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kimlaurits
Frequent Visitor

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible to achieve with a service principal.

 

When changing description this API is used:

Admin - Groups UpdateGroupAsAdmin - REST API (Power BI Power BI REST APIs) | Microsoft Docs

 

And that API is not supported when using a service principal:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/enterprise/read-only-apis-service-principal-authentication...

 

Hariharan_R
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi

I hope this REST API supports only Name as a body parameter for workspace and no placeholder for description. We need to add them manually.

 

Thanks

Hari

Hi Hari,

 

Okay, so it's not possible to for example set the description after the Workspace has been created?

 

/Kim

You can add the description manually by going to Power BI service workspace.

 

Thanks

Hari

 

Yes I know, but I am trying to automate PowerBI workspaces 🙂

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