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jdt008 Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI vs Data Warehouse

Thank you for this thoughtful response.  I'm more of a lay user of Power BI and understand some basic technical explanations.  Can you simplify an answer for me?  We connect to a tabular model and I'm noticing that we cannot use some of the new features, such as the new Quick Calc functions (i.e. % of row, % of column).  Is this because we are connected to a tabular model? Is there any setting we can change to start utilizing these new features?

 

 

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Microsoft Phil_Seamark
Microsoft

Re: Power BI vs Data Warehouse

If you change your query mode to "Import data" rather than "direct query" you will have more functionality in Power BI.


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chienim Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI vs Data Warehouse

Hi,

 

In my understanding when you do Direct Query, you literally send a query to your db (tabular in this case) when user access to the contents on Power BI, thus it is not possible you add any calculation further after db returns the data;

If you do Import for your datasets, you store the data you need in the in-memory DB in Power BI cloud which allows you to do the calculations you need for those data, as they are "in" your data model.

 

So to satisfy your need, simply build another workbook which uses import of your datasets.

Best Regards,

Microsoft Phil_Seamark
Microsoft

Re: Power BI vs Data Warehouse

Although I suspect the ability to create Power BI custom measures on a direct query data source like SSAS tabular might not be too far away 😉


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