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How to use more than one SAP BW query in Power BI

Hi ALl,

I have started building Power BI report using SAP BW as a source. I used direct query to get the data.

Now, I would like to insert another SAP BW query in the same report. 

Can someone please let me know how to achieve this. Get data option is greayed out to insert another query.

Also I am unable to edit the query as the Edit Queries option is also greyed out. 

Can someone please help on this.

Thanks

Poojitha

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to use more than one SAP BW query in Power BI

@POS3002 ,

Please refer to limitations below:

There are currently a few limitations to using DirectQuery:

  • All tables must come from a single database, unless using composite models
  • If the Query Editor query is overly complex, an error will occur. To remedy the error you must either delete the problematic step in Query Editor, or Import the data instead of using DirectQuery. For multi-dimensional sources like SAP Business Warehouse, there is no Query Editor
  • Relationship filtering is limited to a single direction, rather than both directions (though it is possible to enable cross filtering in both directions for DirectQuery as a Preview feature). For multi-dimensional sources like SAP Business Warehouse, there are no relationships defined in the model
  • Time intelligence capabilities are not available in DirectQuery. For example, special treatment of date columns (year, quarter, month, day, so on) is not supported in DirectQuery mode.
  • By default, limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures; see the following paragraph (after this bulleted list) for more information
  • There is a one-million-row limit for returning data when using DirectQuery. The limit does not affect aggregations or calculations used to create the dataset returned using DirectQuery, only the rows returned. For example, you can aggregate 10 million rows with your query that runs on the data source, and accurately return the results of that aggregation to Power BI using DirectQuery as long as the data returned to Power BI is less than 1 million rows. If more than 1 million rows would be returned from DirectQuery, Power BI returns an error.

So you may use composite model and try again.

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to use more than one SAP BW query in Power BI

@POS3002 ,

Please refer to limitations below:

There are currently a few limitations to using DirectQuery:

  • All tables must come from a single database, unless using composite models
  • If the Query Editor query is overly complex, an error will occur. To remedy the error you must either delete the problematic step in Query Editor, or Import the data instead of using DirectQuery. For multi-dimensional sources like SAP Business Warehouse, there is no Query Editor
  • Relationship filtering is limited to a single direction, rather than both directions (though it is possible to enable cross filtering in both directions for DirectQuery as a Preview feature). For multi-dimensional sources like SAP Business Warehouse, there are no relationships defined in the model
  • Time intelligence capabilities are not available in DirectQuery. For example, special treatment of date columns (year, quarter, month, day, so on) is not supported in DirectQuery mode.
  • By default, limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures; see the following paragraph (after this bulleted list) for more information
  • There is a one-million-row limit for returning data when using DirectQuery. The limit does not affect aggregations or calculations used to create the dataset returned using DirectQuery, only the rows returned. For example, you can aggregate 10 million rows with your query that runs on the data source, and accurately return the results of that aggregation to Power BI using DirectQuery as long as the data returned to Power BI is less than 1 million rows. If more than 1 million rows would be returned from DirectQuery, Power BI returns an error.

So you may use composite model and try again.

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.