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geetika1993 Occasional Visitor
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Azure Blob Storage: Failing to load 7GB dataset

Hi All,


I'm using Azure Blob Storage as a Source in Power BI, After editing the query & on applying the changes, its taking a lot of time as CSV file is of about 7GB. It fails most of the time.Capture.JPG

We want the process & load time to be less.

I'm providing the require key & other details as well.


We are stuck on this 

Please help me out, how can it be done.

dearwatson Member

Re: Azure Blob Storage: Failing to load 7GB dataset

Hi Geetika1993


loading a 7GB csv from blob storage is not ideal. I'm not sure its supported. You may need to use data factory or SSIS to move this into a SQL source.


Some things to test: 


1. Does the query work if you only load a small part of the file (create a csv with only a few rows and then try and load it)

2. can you push this csv to Azure SQL? you would have more control.

3. Try using dataflows in the cloud service to pull it into power bi.




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ananeto Frequent Visitor
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Re: Azure Blob Storage: Failing to load 7GB dataset

If your CSV is 7GB big...  Have you considered using a database instead?

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