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How can I create a report that has ‘live ’ {oracle} data??

in powerBI desktop I have access to oracle database, and that database the tables refreshed every 1 hour by IT.

 

Should I do the following? Get data- oracle database, choose the data connectivity mode direct query or import query? to have 'live data'? what kind of setting I need to use to have oracle connection.

 

Also is it possible to combine the oracle data with my xls mapping file? like example in oracle I have a data table that has revenue data by country code. In xls I have a mapping for country code = country name, and in the report I would like to show the country name because nobody know the country code. Its really simple just  a couple kb. Is it possible?

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v-xicai
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

From your words, if you need to refresh oracle database frequently to get live data, you can use DirectQuery mode instead of Import mode. Please refer to this document for details connecting to Oracle database.

 

If the Oracle database is very large, you may use Incremental refresh for your data source, the Incremental refreshes only data that has changed. Since incremental refresh is Premium only feature, so you may need to purchase Power BI Premium capacity for your organization, see How to purchase Power BI Premium. Incremental refresh policies are defined in Power BI Desktop and applied when published to the Power BI service. See more detail steps: Incremental refresh in Power BI Premium .

 

Based on my test, you can connect to Oracle database using DirectQuery mode and .xls excel files at the same pbix file, also you can create relationship on common field.

 

Best Regards,

Amy

 

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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v-xicai
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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

From your words, if you need to refresh oracle database frequently to get live data, you can use DirectQuery mode instead of Import mode. Please refer to this document for details connecting to Oracle database.

 

If the Oracle database is very large, you may use Incremental refresh for your data source, the Incremental refreshes only data that has changed. Since incremental refresh is Premium only feature, so you may need to purchase Power BI Premium capacity for your organization, see How to purchase Power BI Premium. Incremental refresh policies are defined in Power BI Desktop and applied when published to the Power BI service. See more detail steps: Incremental refresh in Power BI Premium .

 

Based on my test, you can connect to Oracle database using DirectQuery mode and .xls excel files at the same pbix file, also you can create relationship on common field.

 

Best Regards,

Amy

 

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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