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Updating a Power BI Refresh Schedule

Martin Schoombee continues a series on automating Power BI deployments:

There’s a few things you need to pay close attention to when setting the refresh schedule via the API:

– Unless you’re setting the refresh schedule for a Premium workspace, you can only refresh a dataset up to 8 times a day. We’re only going to set it to update once a day here, but keep this in mind if you’re planning to adjust the API call to refresh multiple times a day.

– The name of the time zone you provide has to match exactly with the names (middle column) in this reference: Microsoft Time Zone Index

– The refresh time has to be in the format hh:mm, and similar to the options in the Power BI portal you can only refresh on the hour or half-hour.

Read on to see how it works and the API call to make.