Quicksight - Can't create a copy of Analysis due to read permission from Dataset


In Quicksight I'm trying to create a copy of an analysis but I get a message that I need reading permission to two additional datasets, but I don't know who owns the dataset. Is there a way to find out who owns a dataset when it's not visible under your own account? Can the account admin see all datasets even though they have not created them and give permission?

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Hi, From the QuickSight UI this is not possible. What you can do is ask the ask account ADMIN to make API calls to retrieve this data . To find out who has permissions on a dataset : https://awscli.amazonaws.com/v2/documentation/api/latest/reference/quicksight/describe-data-set-permissions.html .

Example below :

88665a256657:~ xxxx$ aws quicksight describe-data-set-permissions --aws-account-id 123456789012 --data-set-id cdb151b3-14eb-4f98-a4c5-f1af2024213e
    "Status": 200,
    "DataSetArn": "arn:aws:quicksight:eu-central-1:123456789012:dataset/cdb151b3-14eb-4f98-a4c5-f1af2024213e",
    "DataSetId": "cdb151b3-14eb-4f98-a4c5-f1af2024213e",
    "Permissions": [
            "Principal": "arn:aws:quicksight:eu-central-1:123456789012:user/default/Default-Author1",
            "Actions": [
    "RequestId": "85f704e6-f8fd-461c-a8d2-9fca16aeb97a"

Implementing an administrative dashboard is also going to be very helpful (the link provides details on implementation ) : https://d172fagwhsdxeg.cloudfront.net/index.html?dashboardid=1cc671e3-40e5-4eea-a58e-3ed9d41de6f1&dashboardregion=us-east-1

Regards, Koushik

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