08-15-2018 10:10 PM
Like in SSDT, we have Close and Apply without processing. Is there any way to do same thing in pbi desktop ?
Whenever we create something in Edit Query, it expects us to re process the table which is pain everytime if it is a big table.
Is microsoft thinking in that direction to make it in sync with SSDT process ?
08-15-2018 10:54 PM
but when I publish it to AAS, again I will have to enable it right. And in that case again it will expect me to process the table.
So you mean during developement phase, I need to disable this. Once it is done we have to enable it again and publish it to cloud.
08-16-2018 05:11 AM
08-16-2018 05:14 AM
08-16-2018 06:46 AM
- After query is loaded into your data model
- Go to PowerQuery (Edit Queries)
- Right Click Query name - add trivial like a sort, renaming a column you don't actually use or, something else (that does not change or transform your data in any way) as the last step in the transformation
- Close and Apply - PowerBi should refresh/update that dataset without needing to refresh all the the other ones.
For example I have many queries some quite large from external sources and I have a lookup table I maintain to bridge in some dummy customers that arn't yet in our main DB that I append to the master data I pull in from our ODS server. If I want to just updated that table I go into the query editor and either delete or add the sort step at the end. When I close and apply that data soruces that use this lookup table without updating the other ones.
08-17-2018 12:08 AM
The Query Editor is a tool to shape data. The dataset is the source that we will use to analyze. If we don't apply the changes, why should we do that?
Surely, we can close it without applying the changes.
08-21-2018 03:03 AM
I understand your point, but there can be a situation where you have to add/modify something in the edit query but dont want to process it as it takes a lot of time. Instead you want to process the entire model once all the changes are completed.
Specially considering the fact that if we deploy the model on AAS, why would someone like to process it in local?
Processing on local would be slower as compared to AAS.
08-23-2018 05:41 PM
I would suggest you create an idea here. The big models would consume many resources. That means the bill will be large if we do it in the AAS.