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Why does referencing a query not load instantly?

This has always been confusing for me. If I have a query that has completed refreshing, and then I create a new query by referencing that one, Power Query insists on loading it all over again. Same goes with if I rename it, it wants to refresh again for some unknown reason. I thought the whole point of referencing would be that it would just reference the result of another query so it didn't have to load it all again. Is there some way I can set it so it loads instantly?

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jennratten
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Hello - unfortunately reference queries are not simply a shortcut to the original query, but call back to the source.  This article explains this in more detail and provides some good info.  https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2019/10/13/why-does-power-bi-query-my-data-source-more-than-once/ 

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jennratten
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Hello - unfortunately reference queries are not simply a shortcut to the original query, but call back to the source.  This article explains this in more detail and provides some good info.  https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2019/10/13/why-does-power-bi-query-my-data-source-more-than-once/ 

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