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Change Report from DirectQuery to Import Mode without PBI Desktop

Hello,

 

Is there a way to upload a report that uses data via direct query mode into PBI Service and then switch to import mode online without having to load all data into PBI Desktop?

The reason is that the dataset is very large and it takes a long time to load the data on a laptop. This makes it easier to work in Direct Query mode in PBI Desktop. However, for performance reasons, the import mode should be used online in PBI service.

 

Kind regards,

Dierk

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Re: Change Report from DirectQuery to Import Mode without PBI Desktop

Hi @dierk_j,

 

Based on the scenario you're describing, you could also add parameters to you datasource and datasets, to limit the number of rows that get loaded. Whilst in Power BI Desktop, you can work on a TOP 1000 (or whatever you want), and then dynamically change the parameters the Power BI Service.

Marc Lelijveld has some nice writeups about it.
https://data-marc.com/2018/11/15/parameterize-your-data-source/
https://data-marc.com/2019/05/12/top-n-to-improve-report-building/

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Re: Change Report from DirectQuery to Import Mode without PBI Desktop

Hi @dierk_j,

 

Based on the scenario you're describing, you could also add parameters to you datasource and datasets, to limit the number of rows that get loaded. Whilst in Power BI Desktop, you can work on a TOP 1000 (or whatever you want), and then dynamically change the parameters the Power BI Service.

Marc Lelijveld has some nice writeups about it.
https://data-marc.com/2018/11/15/parameterize-your-data-source/
https://data-marc.com/2019/05/12/top-n-to-improve-report-building/

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Re: Change Report from DirectQuery to Import Mode without PBI Desktop

Hi @BenniDejagere ,

 

thanks, that's a good solution. It works fine.

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