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Update Dataset without installing Gateway


I am under some strict conditions for using PowerBI, and installing the Gateway will not be done without a committee, multiple sacrifices and a sizeable down payment to the IT gods.

With that in mind, is there a way to update PowerBI Pro Dataset (which was uploaded from PowerBI Desktop) without the Gateway?

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Hi @PowerBIGpig ,


ALong with @lkalawski answer, you could do a personal gateway.  (Assuming that the IT Gods will turn a blind eye to such things and not require too much of a sacrifice.)   This means that you would have to keep your computer "on" during those refresh times that you set, but that is probably about it.


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Hi @PowerBIGpig ,


If the data is on-premise server, there is no other way to refresh the data in Power BI Service. A gateway must exist for the data refresh request to succeed.


In this case, there are two solutions:
1. Install the gateway to connect to the database.
2. Transfer data to the cloud, then the gateway will not be needed.
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