Troubleshooting dataflows issues: creating dataflows
This article reveals some of the most common errors and issues you might get when you want to create a dataflow, and how to fix them.
Problem: Can't create a dataflow in "My Workspace"
This problem happens when you try to create a dataflow in "My Workspace" in Power BI.
Creating dataflows in "My Workspace" isn't supported.
Problem: Can't create a dataflow in an organizational workspace with read-only rights
If you're a member of an organization workspace and you still can't create a dataflow, it might be because of your access rights in that workspace.
You don't have EDIT rights in the workspace.
Ask the workspace Administrators or Members to give you the "Administrator", "Member", or "Contributor" roles.
Problem: Can't create a dataflow in a workspace with edit rights
If you're in an organizational workspace that either you've created, or someone else has created and you have either "Administrator", "Member", or "Contributor" access. You want to create a dataflow in this scenario, but you can't.
The access to dataflow creation was disabled by the Power BI administrator.
Ask the Power BI administrator to enable the access for you. The steps to do so are:
The Power BI tenant administrator should open the Power BI Admin Portal in the Power BI service.
Under Tenant Settings, in Dataflow settings, change to Enable, and then select Apply.
Problem: Dataflow creation has limited options
When you can create a dataflow, all of the options for creating the dataflow may not appear. For example, when you create a dataflow, you might see only the options shown in the following image.
However, the full options are shown in this image.
You're creating a dataflow in an old version of the Power BI workspace, called version one.
Upgrade your Power BI workspace to the new version (version two). For more information about upgrading to the new version, see Upgrade classic workspaces to the new workspaces in Power BI.