Troubleshooting refresh scenarios
Here you can find information regarding different scenarios you may face when refreshing data within the Power BI service.
Refresh using Web connector doesn't work properly
If you have a Web connector script that's using the Web.Page function, and you have updated your dataset or report after November 18th, 2016, you must use a gateway for refresh to work properly.
Unsupported data source for refresh
When configuring a dataset, you may get an error indicating the dataset uses an unsupported data source for refresh. For details, see Troubleshooting unsupported data source for refresh.
Dashboard doesn't reflect changes after refresh
Please wait about 10-15 minutes for a refresh to be reflected in the dashboard tiles. If it is still not showing up, re-pin the visualization to the dashboard.
GatewayNotReachable when setting credentials
You may encounter
GatewayNotReachable when trying to set credentials for a data source. This can be the result of an outdated gateway. Install the latest gateway and try again.
Processing Error: The following system error occurred: Type Mismatch
This could be an issue with your M script within your Power BI Desktop file or Excel workbook. It can also be due to an out-of-date Power BI Desktop version.
Tile refresh errors
For a list of errors you may encounter with dashboard tiles, and explanations, see Troubleshooting tile errors.
Refresh fails when updating data from sources that use AAD OAuth
The Azure Active Directory (AAD) OAuth token, used by many different data sources, expires in approximately one hour. You can run into situations where loading data takes longer than the token expiration (more than one hour), since the Power BI service waits for up to two hours when loading data. In that situation, the data loading process can fail with a credentials error.
Data sources that use AAD OAuth include Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, SharePoint Online (SPO), and others. If you’re connecting to such data sources, and get a credentials failure when loading data takes more than an hour, this may be the reason.
Microsoft is investigating a solution that allows the data loading process to refresh the token and continue. However, if your Dynamics CRM Online or SharePoint Online instance (or other AAD OAuth data source) is so large that it can run into the two-hour data-load threshold, you may experience a data load timeout from the Power BI service as well.
Also note that, for refresh to work properly, when connecting to a SharePoint Online data source using AAD OAuth, you must use the same account that you use to sign in to the Power BI service.
Uncompressed data limits for refresh
The maximum size for datasets imported into the Power BI service is 1 GB. These datasets are heavily compressed to ensure high performance. In addition, in shared capacity, the service places a limit on the amount of uncompressed data that is processed during refresh to 10 GB. This limit accounts for the compression, and therefore is much higher than 1 GB. Datasets in Power BI Premium are not subject to this limit. If refresh in the Power BI service fails for this reason, please reduce the amount of data being imported to Power BI and try again.
Scheduled refresh timeout
Scheduled refresh for imported datasets timeout after two hours. This timeout is increased to five hours for datasets in Premium workspaces. If you encounter this limit, consider reducing the size or complexity of your dataset, or consider breaking the dataset into smaller pieces.
Scheduled refresh failures
If a scheduled refresh fails four times in a row, Power BI disables the refresh. Address the underlying problem, and then re-enable the scheduled refresh.
Access to the resource is forbidden
This error can occur because of expired cached credentials. Clear your internet browser cache by going signing into Power BI and going to https://app.powerbi.com?alwaysPromptForContentProviderCreds=true. This forces an update of your credentials.
Data refresh failure because of password change or expired credentials
Data refresh can also fail due to expired cached credentials. Clear your internet browser cache by going signing into Power BI and going to https://app.powerbi.com?alwaysPromptForContentProviderCreds=true. This forces an update of your credentials.
- Data refresh in Power BI
- Troubleshooting the On-premises data gateway
- Troubleshooting the Power BI Gateway - Personal
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