"This item was pinned without being saved or could no longer be found." Error after migrating Azure Log Analytics workspace, workbooks and dashboards

Peter T 326 Reputation points


We've migrated workbooks and dashboards between Azure subscriptions.

We migrated the Log Analytics workspace first, linked the workbooks to the new workspace and re-deployed the dashboards with the updated links to the new subscription. All went well for a while, but recently we have noticed a rather weird error when pinning workbooks:

  1. Open workbook in edit mode
  2. Save workbook
  3. Select Pin and Pin all options
  4. Select the target dashboard and pin

Previously this worked flawlessly with pinning every workbook item to the dashboard, but after the migration, when clicking on the pinned tile we're greeted with the following warning:

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After this all parameters in the workbook change from Query to JSON and have the parameter value "hard coded" to the last known value.

I've looked around in advanced editor to no avail, everything seems normal.

The only thing that I've noticed is the URI being encoded after opening the workbook from the dashboard tile:


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  1. Stefan Wittmann 5 Reputation points

    Hi, yes I can confirm this problem. We have been using pinned items of a workbook on shared dashboards for a few weeks now. Since last week we get the same message although we haven't changed anything for a while. Would be very grateful for a workaround. thanks a lot.