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How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?


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Re: How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

Whoops, just found this:

 

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Model-data-size/td-p/116

 

 

250MB


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Re: How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

I have not seen a published limit. In File | Options and settinsg | Options under GLOBAL there is a maximum Cache limit which defaults to 4GB. There are limits on data model sizes that you can upload to Power BI service that are around 50MB of data model size I *believe*.


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Re: How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

Whoops, just found this:

 

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Model-data-size/td-p/116

 

 

250MB


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Re: How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

@Greg_Deckler thanks! Smiley Happy

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Re: How much data can Power BI Desktop hold?

Just to clarify, a Desktop model can theoretically hold very large amount of data.  Practically speaking, you are mostly limited by RAM in your computer if you are running 64 bit version of the product.  However, if your intention is to upload that model to powerbi.com then you are limited by roughly 250MB.