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Helper I
Helper I

Connecting to Dataflows via DirectQuery from PBI Desktop

Hi guys,

 

Is there any steps to connect to PBI Dataflows via Direct Query?

I have the following settings configured (enhanced compute engine settings) in the Dataflows, but how do I connect to it without importing my Dataflows into PBI Desktop?

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/transform-model/service-dataflows-directquery

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Super User IV
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Hi @amitchandak ,

 

Thanks. But can you show me from PBI Desktop, how to connect to it? using direct query to connect to pbi dataflows.

All the 3 links you've provided did not mention or show connecting from pbi desktop.

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It was preview feature in May Desktop release:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/transform-model/service-dataflows-directquery

As per the second link that @amitchandak has already posted, you need to enable it first in the Power BI Service with PREMIUM capacity, then it should be available in Desktop:
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-dataflows-direct-query-support/

What license do you have for Power BI?

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi-premium/

 


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Hi @AllisonKennedy 

 

I'm having premium workspace. And I've done the configuration.

 

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I open my power bi desktop, but i don't see the direct query to pbi dataflows. Can you screenshot to me? 

@snowrider1799 there are few more steps you need to make sure to do before using Dataflow with DQ:

 

- after you turned on Enhanced Metadata on dataflow, you need to refresh the dataflow.

- also make sure  "store dataset in enhanced metadata format" is turned off:

 

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and you will get the option to use DQ or Import

 

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Keep in mind this all is in Preview mode and will change with time.

 

 

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