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mmossel
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Dataflows vs DirectQuery vs standard ETL

Hi,

 

What role does Dataflows play in relation to PowerQuery in PBI Desktop and the standard ETL/ELT with which you fill a data warehouse? In which scenario would one choose which tool and why?

 

Best regards,

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aj1973
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Hi @mmossel 

You don't compare Dataflow vs DQ. A Dataflow is a set of entities that you ETL them through online PowerQuery. DQ is a mode of connection to the source and you can compare it to Import mode. here is a comparison Table

aj1973_0-1623013482975.png

 

 

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v-angzheng-msft
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Hi, @mmossel 

Is the above answer helpful to you? If  so, could you please mark the post which helps , It will help the others in the community find the solution easily if they face the same problem with you. Thank you.

aj1973
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Hi @mmossel 

You don't compare Dataflow vs DQ. A Dataflow is a set of entities that you ETL them through online PowerQuery. DQ is a mode of connection to the source and you can compare it to Import mode. here is a comparison Table

aj1973_0-1623013482975.png

 

 

Regards
Amine Jerbi

If I answered your question, please mark this thread as accepted
and you can follow me on
My Website, LinkedIn and Facebook

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