@SamRockSo I've been following this post now for a couple weeks as I believe I'm in the same boat with our current PBI environment. For my understanding, are you, essentially, importing your dataflows into the PBI Desktop? If so, aren't you waiting a long time for things to load? I thought the whole point of Dataflows was to have a "connection" to the cloud where resource utilization would take place on the Azure Data Lake level (scratching my head here)?
I thought as a work around I would create a Dataflow dataset (wait a half day for everything to import 🙂 ). This way I have one central dataset the masses could leverage as well as me having one central ETL point.
Any additional clarification would be greatly appreciated!
Here is another shining example of how the way Dataflow fetches data on Desktop forever and ever. Not an ideal way to start development of a report. Why cant it just give us a preview or sample of few 1000s?
MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE to download every data to the desktop!