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Helper I
Helper I

Power Bi Report builder URL error

Hi All,


I was wondering if you can help me, we recently started making Power Bi Report Builder Reports where I work and I included a URL in a table of the paginated report. When I load the report in Report builder locally, the URL works, and it works if I put the URL into Power bi desktop and a power bi desktop report. However when I click the link in the paginated report in a power bi workspace I get the following error: 


code":"InternalError","subCode":0,"message":"Internal error ApiException.Unauthorized","timeStamp":"2021-11-15T16:21:31.8911567Z","httpStatusCode":401,etc.


The link is to microsoft projects. Does anyone know how to resolve this? 


Many Thanks,



Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

From the service, the request to an external URL does not use authentication. The URL your are accessing in Microsoft Projects probably requires a valid user to access the file? I think it needs to be anonymous access for the URL to work.

Frequent Visitor

I'm having similar issue but its when the report exported to work and user tried to click on the hyperlink, that's when we're getting this issue.

I've posted a new thread but was flagged as spam. I would appreciate if mod could un-flag as I need help. 

We are in the midst of BI upgrade and doing product evaulation. I overseeing if all the business requirements will be satisfied.  I have a few threads here and most them are un-answered and 1 got flagged. 

CC @v-yalanwu-msft @EricChen 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @MarkPHarris1 ;

Is your problem solved?? If so, Would you mind accept the helpful replies as solutions? Then we could close the thread. More people who have the same requirement will find the solution quickly and benefit here. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Community Support Team_ Yalan Wu

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Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @MarkPHarris1 ;

401 Unauthorized client error status response code indicates that the client request has not been completed because it lacks valid authentication credentials for the requested resource.
Accoring to the offical document, 

  • To publish a Power BI paginated report to the Power BI service, you need a Power BI Pro license, or Premium Per User (PPU) license, and write access to a workspace in a Power BI Premium capacity.

Best Regards,
Community Support Team_ Yalan Wu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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