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Helper I
Helper I

Direct query merge refresh

Hi,

 

i have 3 groups of tables in direct query mode connected to SQL server. (one machine saves data in tables in group1, second machine in tabels in group2 and third saves in tables in group3)

Group1

Table1Table2Table3
Group2

Table1

Table2Table3
Group3Table1Table2Table3

I used UNION to merge respective tables into 3 tabels (Table1combined, Table 2 Combined and Table 3 combined) to have overall view of all 3 machines.

 

In format tab under visualizations i use page refresh to refresh data in table. But data in merged tables are not refreshed.

Is it because those tabeles are marged and not really connected directly ?

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Direct query merge refresh

Hi @MarkoSestak ,

Please note that: Automatic page refresh is available only for DirectQuery data sources.

When you create a table which is combined three direct query tables, you will find the storage mode in lower right corner of power bi desktop has been changed from direct query to mixed.

storage mode.png

It means the new combined table uses import mode not direct query so that page refresh doesn't work for it. You should click the Refresh button in the Home ribbon to refresh this combined table manually.

 

Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

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Super User IV
Super User IV

Re: Direct query merge refresh

@MarkoSestak , how you calculated the new merged table. Data should refresh in union table if data in base tables are refreshed



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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Direct query merge refresh

i just created table:

Table(comb)= UNION(Table1;Tabel2;Table3)

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Direct query merge refresh

Hi @MarkoSestak ,

Please note that: Automatic page refresh is available only for DirectQuery data sources.

When you create a table which is combined three direct query tables, you will find the storage mode in lower right corner of power bi desktop has been changed from direct query to mixed.

storage mode.png

It means the new combined table uses import mode not direct query so that page refresh doesn't work for it. You should click the Refresh button in the Home ribbon to refresh this combined table manually.

 

Best Regards,
Yingjie Li

If this post helps then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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