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amitpatil35
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How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

Presently I created reports based on my SQL DB with "Direct Query" option, Now i want to switch same report into "Import" option, so is any provision for that to switch this thing immediately 

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pqian
Microsoft
Microsoft

@amitpatil35 Hi, on the status bar bottom right corner, there's a text that reads "Direct Query: On (Click Here To Change)", if you click that and pick Import, your model should start importing.

 

Note that this is currently a one way trip. i.e., an Import Model cannot be converted back to DirectQuery.

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MariemArfaoui
Helper III
Helper III

I found this way, it seemed easy:

 

You go to "edit queries", then you select any table and then you click on "source" in the applied steps window.

A pop up will show up asking you if you want to switch all table to import mode. 

 

This does not work anymore.

Hello @ggranger 

 

I have tested it and it is still working.

Here's a picture for more details 

https://liveeduisegiunl-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/g/personal/m20180240_novaims_unl_pt/EYHIBGZOwstBin-dDy... 

 

There's alos another method described in this article

https://epmstrategy.com/power-bi-changing-storage-modes-ie-changing-from-direct-query-to-import/ 

 

Good luck

6/19/2021. How do I switch from DQ to Import? clicking on SOurce does Nothing.

SamiAssi
Frequent Visitor

hi,

I have found a way to force the switch from DirectQuery to Import. 

 

1- Create a csv file

2- Click on Get Data, choose csv file option

3- Click on Load

4- a message would be displayed saying that all queries must be switched to import Mode

5- click on Switch

6- Refresg the model

 

Then delete the newly created query from a csv file.

 

Voila!

 

 

pqian
Microsoft
Microsoft

@amitpatil35 Hi, on the status bar bottom right corner, there's a text that reads "Direct Query: On (Click Here To Change)", if you click that and pick Import, your model should start importing.

 

Note that this is currently a one way trip. i.e., an Import Model cannot be converted back to DirectQuery.

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Anonymous
Not applicable

Hi there

I have the same requirements but I am on April release and I dont seem to see the option to change to Import mode.

Please could you help?

 

Many thanks 🙂

Same here. This no longer works 😞

mahimabedi
Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Same here. I need to switch from live to import.

Tested and validated, workd as described from moving from Direct Query to Import.  Does not appear to support changing from Import to DQ.

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