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SoumyaVinod
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Repoint the reports developed from Import method to Direct Query

Hi Team,

 

We have developed few reports in Power BI using the Import Query Method. But we have a requirement to change the connectivity mode from Import Query to Direct Query. Is there any way to do this transition with minimal changes in the report?

 

Thanks in advance,

Soumya Vinod.

 

@Shazia_Mohammed 

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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @SoumyaVinod,

Current power bi does not include any official features to allow you to switch from import to 'direct query'. (It only allow from 'direct query' to import)For your requirement, you need to use a data connector with direct query mode to getting data from the raw data sources.
Then you need to manually rebuild these visualizations and had to remove the calculated column/table created by DAX expressions. (direct query mode has limited most of Dax functions usage in calculated column/table expressions)

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @SoumyaVinod,

Current power bi does not include any official features to allow you to switch from import to 'direct query'. (It only allow from 'direct query' to import)For your requirement, you need to use a data connector with direct query mode to getting data from the raw data sources.
Then you need to manually rebuild these visualizations and had to remove the calculated column/table created by DAX expressions. (direct query mode has limited most of Dax functions usage in calculated column/table expressions)

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Conversion from Direct Query to Import Mode is irreversible - it says so in big letters on the warning text.

 

Now, you could unpack the pbix, flip the bit, and pack it up again.  But you're not supposed to do that.

 

Fastest solution is to start from scratch.

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