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"Include in report refresh" - disabling doesn't work in the service

Although in PBI Desktop, disabling the option "Include in report refresh" works sometimes at least (exceptions see here:, it doesn't work at all in the service: There all queries will be refreshed, regardless how this option is set.

Please fix - thanks.

Status: Delivered
Community Support

Hi @ImkeF,


I have sent a email to consult this issue internally from PG team. Will update here once I get any information. 


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Community Support

Hi @ImkeF,


I got information that “Include in report refresh” doesn't supported in Power BI service currently, please vote this same idea up: Thanks. 


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu 

Impactful Individual
Status changed to: Delivered
Super User

Thanks @v-qiuyu-msft for the fast response here.


Is there an overview somewhere where I can find the features that don't work in the service?

So far my understanding was that everything we design in Desktop will also work in the service, apart from Preview features and some size limitations (which are properly documented).


Helper V

Two years later and this was still not fixed. It doesn't sound that complicated to set a flag to ignore some queries so unsure what's the excuse.


Also, why does the status say "Delivered" it was certainly not fixed.

Helper II

I agree, this is still an issue, why says delivered?  can disable the refresh in App, but fails scheduled refresh because still does in the service!

Frequent Visitor

Hi All @ImkeF @WorkHard @pattersonm8 ,

I know for you this is a "old" bug. 

I recently created a support ticket for this topic. It seems that if the query source file is avalibile to Power BI Service It's not refeshing it "as intented". 


So it seems to be checking if it has access to the query source file, previos to the check if it should refesh the query.

I was told that this is "as designed" and to create a Idea for it. So I did: ->

There is also another Idea for this topic:

Not sure if it helps but, I will try to collect votes on those. Since you also experienced this Issue, I would be glad to get your votes or even your support in collecting more votes ^_^

Have a nice day!

Frequent Visitor

There is also a much bigger Idea about this topic ->