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Merge Queries

Hi,

 

Can someone tell me if merge queries is a performance intensive operation?

 

At the moment I am not creating any queries to merge buy just conecting tables via the relationship table designer and using visualisation filtering on the report page.

 

Does this improve performance?

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Re: Merge Queries

@Stanza

 

Hi,

 

Performance is a complicated thing. There are so many things that can influence the performance. Usually, "merge tables" won't influence the performance. For instance, the performance won't be good whether we merge the tables or don't if the two tables are too big. "Merge tables" is helpful when we have complicated conditions related to many columns, so we can bring them together to make it easy.  You can reference here for more information about improving performance. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/charles_sterling/2017/01/31/how-to-tank-your-power-bi-performance/

 

 

 

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Dale

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Re: Merge Queries

Hi Dale,

 

So what your saying that if I had 2 large tables say > 50K records the best approach would be NOT to merge them, but to bring all records into the PB Desktop andt hen fiter out the records that I don't need using visualisation filtering?

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Re: Merge Queries

@Stanza

 

Hi,

 

Usually, there is no difference. There are two aspects I can find out. You can take into consider.

  1. "Merge tables" is helpful when we have complicated conditions related to many columns, so we can bring them together to make it easy.
  2. If we had many changes to apply in the source table, performance will be down because all the changes will be applied to the merged table too. You can reference this topic: http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Close-and-apply-takes-a-long-time/m-p/172835#M75510 It’s the same with “merge tables”, which I have tested.

  

 

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Dale

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Re: Merge Queries

Hi @Stanza,

 

Could you please mark the proper answer if it's convenient for you? That will be a help to others.

 

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Dale

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Re: Merge Queries

Ressurecting this thread !

 

What I really want to know is what is the difference in terms of performance when applying queries to the dataset using the query editor vs filtering on the visualisation. ?

 

Thanks