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PowerBI DirectQuery and Salesforce

Hello all,

 

So I have a collection of data I'd like to configure into a report with directquery mode, and publish to the web service whereas all of the datasources will refresh when the web interfacve refresh button is clicked.   Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though I can do it natively.

 

Source 1 - Azure SQL DB with some data, directquery is natively supported

Source 2 - Salesforce report, when I try to add this source it balks that DQ is not supported and all sources in the report now need to change to import. 

 

Import isn't the end of the world, but it sure would be nice to avoid that.   I'm curious if this a challenge others have faced?   I haven't dug into the on-premise data gateway yet, but was wondering if that would serve my needs better or would hit the same limitation, requiring a scheduled (or manual) refresh.

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Re: PowerBI DirectQuery and Salesforce

@LegendaryTokash,

In DirectQuery mode, all tables should come from same data source and a single database, please check the limitations here.

In your scenario, as you combine multiple data sources in a single PBIX file, you can only use import mode. Besides, as you are connecting to online data sources, gateway is not required to refresh your dataset in Power BI Service. Just enter credentials for your data sources under "Data Source Credentials" in Power BI Service, and you will be able to set schedule refresh for your dataset.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Re: PowerBI DirectQuery and Salesforce

@LegendaryTokash,

In DirectQuery mode, all tables should come from same data source and a single database, please check the limitations here.

In your scenario, as you combine multiple data sources in a single PBIX file, you can only use import mode. Besides, as you are connecting to online data sources, gateway is not required to refresh your dataset in Power BI Service. Just enter credentials for your data sources under "Data Source Credentials" in Power BI Service, and you will be able to set schedule refresh for your dataset.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: PowerBI DirectQuery and Salesforce

Hi There,

 

Can you please help me, I want to connect My Power Bi file to salesforce Objects, But when i connected it the PBI file size increases to ~300 MBs resulting in slow performance and very slow runrate.

 

Is there anyway to use DirectQuery instead of Importing Data? Please suugest me if you have any solution.

 

Regards,
Shivam

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