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smdaly218
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Direct query refresh dashboard automatically instead of manually refreshing

I have connected to an Oracle DB using Direct Query which solved my refresh issue. However I am using this dashboard to show real time data updates for the Service Desk. If I manually refresh the data, I will see the updates on the dashboard. What I am looking for is the data to be automatically refreshed on the screen just like it is in the background. Simply put, can I continuously update the visualizations without clicking to refresh the dashboard?

 

Extract from Power BI helps to explain my predicament.

 

When you interact with a visualization, queries are sent from Power BI directly to the database. Updated data is then returned and visualizations are updated. Because there is a direct connection between Power BI and the database, there is no need to schedule refresh.

 

Success would be direct query that updates visualizations every 15 minutes per refresh schedule. I appreciate any help on this one!

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I did not delve into streaming as yet due to the extensions you mentioned worked for me. I was able to add a Refresh extension in Chrome and have it refresh every 5 minutes. This is a good interval for me and using F11, provides a "decent" experience. I will continue to evolve my skills with streaming when time allows. 

 

Thanks for the solution!

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Eric_Zhang
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@smdaly218 wrote:

I have connected to an Oracle DB using Direct Query which solved my refresh issue. However I am using this dashboard to show real time data updates for the Service Desk. If I manually refresh the data, I will see the updates on the dashboard. What I am looking for is the data to be automatically refreshed on the screen just like it is in the background. Simply put, can I continuously update the visualizations without clicking to refresh the dashboard?

 

Extract from Power BI helps to explain my predicament.

 

When you interact with a visualization, queries are sent from Power BI directly to the database. Updated data is then returned and visualizations are updated. Because there is a direct connection between Power BI and the database, there is no need to schedule refresh.

 

Success would be direct query that updates visualizations every 15 minutes per refresh schedule. I appreciate any help on this one!


@smdaly218

The answer is no. Without any interaction, the internal cache will be refreshed every 15 minutes by default. The real 'realtime' feature in Power BI is Real-time streaming.

 

By the way, maybe you can install some brower extentions to do the auto "F5".

I did not delve into streaming as yet due to the extensions you mentioned worked for me. I was able to add a Refresh extension in Chrome and have it refresh every 5 minutes. This is a good interval for me and using F11, provides a "decent" experience. I will continue to evolve my skills with streaming when time allows. 

 

Thanks for the solution!

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