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How to switch from DirectQuery to Import Table

HI, I imported a table using the Power BI datasets from one of my workspaces and since I'm trying to do a left join between that specific DirectQuery and another Import table, I thought it would be best to just convert my DirectQuery to Import.


I navigated to the Model View > Properties > Advanced and I saw the Storage mode dropdown but I couldn't make any changes.





Any ideas on how I could make the dropdown work or other ways to change a DirectQuery from PowerBI datasets to Import?


Thank you!

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Hi @kdc02 ,


If you have premium or embedded capacity, you can use XMLA to import data via Analysis Services connector . Other than that, only direct query and live connection are supported. 



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