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webportal
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Keep data refreshed in Power BI Service when a dataset uses an R script

Hello,

I have a pbix file that imports a dataset from an R package (in Power Query).

It works well, but I can't keep this dataset refreshed on Power BI Service.

Data flows do not support R scripts. 

Using my personal data gateway, I get the following error in the data source credentials:

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Is there any solution for this problem, or is R incompatible as a data source for Power BI Service?

Thank You.

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Icey
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Hi @webportal ,

 

To my knowledge, Power BI Service supports some R visuals. Please pay attention to limitations.

 

But in Dataflow, R script is not supported as a data source currently.

 

There are some similar ideas you can vote up:

Create Dataflows using R script;

Creating Dataflows using R or Python scripts as source;

R Transform Power Query Dataflow.

 

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

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Greg_Deckler
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R is supported as a data source for Power BI Service. I am having issues translating the error since it is an image.

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Hi @Greg_Deckler thanks for reaching out.

 

The data flow error message is the following:

 

Expression.Error: The import R.Execute matches no exports. Did you miss a module reference?
section Section1;
shared Query = let
  Origem = 1,
  #"Convertido em Tabela" = #table(1, {{Origem}}),
  #"Executar script do R" = R.Execute("# 'dataset' contém os dados de entrada neste script#(lf)library(tidycovid19)#(lf)covid19_dta <- download_merged_data(silent = TRUE, cached = TRUE)",[dataset=#"Convertido em Tabela"]),
  #"""covid19_dta""" = #"Executar script do R"{[Name = "covid19_dta"]}[Value]
in
  #"""covid19_dta""";

 Anotação 2020-04-11 184608.png

 

And the data gateway message:

 

Failed to update data source credentials: Tipo de excepção 'Microsoft.Analytics.Modules.R.ErrorHandling.RException.Primitives.NotValidRDataException' accionado.Hide details
Activity ID:	344d481a-c827-4527-8f9c-9b4d8f1d590b
Request ID:	98296050-66ba-2f39-459c-78fc143b82b1
Status code:	400
Time:	Sat Apr 11 2020 18:49:43 GMT+0100 (Hora de verão da Europa Ocidental)
Service version:	13.0.12739.219
Client version:	2003.3.022
Cluster URI:	https://wabi-europe-north-b-redirect.analysis.windows.net/

 

And:

Anotação 2020-04-11 185057.png

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