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flottmen
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Use PowerBI dataset as starting point for ETL

I am able to push data into a PowerBI dataset using the PowerBI API.  However, this data is in a relatively raw form.  I'd like to use this data as the starting point for a new dataset or dataflow so that I can leverage the power of PowerQuery to get my final tables (rather than transforming the data prior to pushing it into the PowerBI dataset).  Is this possible? 

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lbendlin
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yes, it is possible - you can run DAX or MDX queries against a Power BI dataset that you connect to via the Analysis Services connector - but it has a really bad smell to it.  Power BI is a downstream system, not a data source. You should explore other options first.

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lbendlin
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yes, it is possible - you can run DAX or MDX queries against a Power BI dataset that you connect to via the Analysis Services connector - but it has a really bad smell to it.  Power BI is a downstream system, not a data source. You should explore other options first.

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Thank you so much for your response. 

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