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amitpatil35 Frequent Visitor
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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 Senior Member
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

@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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pqian Senior Member
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

@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.

Pedzilla Member
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

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 Smiley Happy

pmdci Member
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

Same here. This no longer works Smiley Sad

mahimabedi
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

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

erikskov
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

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

SamiAssi Frequent Visitor
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Re: How to Switch mode in PowerBI from Direct to Import or vice versa

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!