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Helper I

Does duplicating a Query make it run twice?

Hi there, 
I am duplicating a query and wondering if I do so, when I hit refresh, will it also run the duplicate seperately even though it has the same source? Or is it smart enough to only run the first one and know that its the same source anyways so no reason to run the 2nd? 

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

This video may be useful too.

Inside Power Query reference queries for Power BI and Excel - YouTube




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Resolver I
Resolver I

so is that a yes or no lol? 

Hi @shahid_tanmoy,


Haha apologies, in your situation it will count as a separate entity😎


Many thanks,



Thanks lol, the video helps alot though, referencing apparently works best. 

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