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Helper II
Helper II

Change type of data source

Hi,

 

 

The current data source of my dashboard is a CSV file on my local machine. I now have this data in Amazon Redshift, but Is it possible to change the data source to this? 

 

When i go to 'Data source settings' and then 'Change source', it doesn't show me an option to Redshift. Is there a way this can be done without re-creating the entire dashboard?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Change type of data source

@afk,

You can change source code in Advanced Editor. For more details, please review my reply in the following similar thread.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Change-Data-Source-from-Excel-file-to-Oracle-Database/m-p/2...

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Helper II

Re: Change type of data source

Hi @v-yuezhe-msft,

 

Thanks for your response!

 

I tried this and it works. But initially, my data connectivity was via import and I now would like to use direct query.  I'm however unable to change this to 'direct query', is there a way to do this?

 

afk

 

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Re: Change type of data source

@afk,

To use DirectQuery, you would need to re-connect to the Amazon data source and re-create the whole report.

Regards,
Lydia

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Helper II

Re: Change type of data source

@v-yuezhe-msft EEK!

 

There are quite a lot of pages and visuals in the report. Can you suggest any way to easily "copy" the pages and visuals onto a new report? Plus keeping the formatting and positioning of visuals?

 

Thanks

afk

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Microsoft

Re: Change type of data source

@afk,

Consider to publish your reports to Power BI Service, you are able to move visuals between reports in Power BI Service. Please take a look at the following blog.

https://powerbi.tips/2018/01/move-visuals-between-reports/

Regards,
Lydia

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