I have a SQL Azure database that I can use Direct Query with for a new PBIX file. selecting the tables to load allows me to check the edit button and convert to Direct Query. However, I have previously created PBIX files that import the data. I can find no mechanism that will allow me to convert these queries to Direct Query mode. Is this possible?
Thanks, I was fast coming to the same conclusion, I had the idea to copy the Advanced Editor code from the old file to the new direct query file and obviously started getting errors due to the transformations - makes sense just to start again and deal with the 'limitations' of the different connection type.
The newish copy & paste functionality in the Query Editor doesnt work in this scenario. Somehow it copies across the Import setting to a PIBX with existing Direct Query queries, even though the PQL code is identical (and doesnt break the Direct Query "rules"). There's no visible UI setting on the query to fix this.
I'm doing it by starting with a DQ query, then duplicating that and copying the name and PQL script from my Import model. Finally I rebuild the Relationships.
It's frustrating - surely this was an obvious "use case" when DQ was introduced?