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Advocate I
Advocate I

Power BI Premium: Incremental Refresh of future dates

Dear all, 


we have the same scenario as found here:


We have budget data reaching out to 2022 atm. 


I can connect to PBI via SSMS and fire that XMLA


"refresh": {
"type": "automatic",
"applyRefreshPolicy": false,
"effectiveDate": "12/31/2022",
"objects": [
"database": "Sales Cube",
"table": "Sales and OE"


By that I get partitions for the future, in this case until 2022. 

But with every normally "schedule refresh" the before created partitions are deleted and it does a full refresh. 

So my question is: How do I refresh the cube every morning in an incremental manner but  keeping my "future" partitions available? 


I tried to connect via SSIS and execute an XMLA but I do not even get the connection up and running. 


XMLA-Endpoints ReadWrite enabled. 

POwer BI Premium Per User


Thanks a lot for your ideas. 



Super User
Super User

They didn't consider your scenario when they implemented incremental refresh.


Use a different date in your source data to drive the partitions, for example "Last modified Date".

Hi @lbendlin , 


thanks for your reply. Another unpleasant surprise of Power BI 😞 


If I use the "Last modified Date" and I update data e.g. from 2019 how will the old data portion be deleted? Or you mean using detect data changes? 


Thanks a lot



P.S.: If anyone has another idea I am greatful for input (e.g. how to use a refresh via SSIS). 

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