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Incremental refresh in Oracle View

I want to clarify whether incremental refresh is supported in oracle views?


I loaded the oracle view, but i see the view native query option in the steps as disabled.


Can you confirm?

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Hi, @SubinPius 


Most SQL based data sources such as SQL SERVER, Oracle, and Teradata that support SQL queries support query folding. The Power BI Incremental Refresh configuration window will notify you of a warning should it determine that query folding for the table cannot be achieved. If it cannot be achieved, the objective of incremental refresh is defeated. The mashup engine would then be required to retrieve all source rows, and then apply filters to determine incremental changes.


Generally, the following list describes transformations that can be query folded.

  • Removing columns.

  • Renaming columns (SELECT column aliases).

  • Filtering rows, with static values or Power Query parameters (WHERE clause predicates).

  • Grouping and summarizing (GROUP BY clause).

  • Expanding record columns (source foreign key columns) to achieve a join of two source tables (JOIN clause).

  • Non-fuzzy merging of fold-able queries based on the same source (JOIN clause).

  • Appending fold-able queries based on the same source (UNION ALL operator).

  • Adding custom columns with simple logic (SELECT column expressions). 

  • Pivoting and unpivoting (PIVOT and UNPIVOT operators).

The following list describes transformations that prevent query folding. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

  • Merging queries based on different sources.

  • Appending (union-ing) queries based on different sources.

  • Adding custom columns with complex logic. Complex logic implies the use of M functions that have no equivalent functions in the data source. 

  • Adding index columns.

  • Changing a column data type.


For further information, please refer to the document .


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