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Helper I
Helper I

More than one datasource when pulling from a Power BI dataset

I have several PowerBI reports that pull from one SQL View.  Some of the reports also pull from other data sets as well.  Our thought was to publish the SQL view a "master" dataset and then build all our other reports off that dataset.  Works great for the reports that just pull from the dataset (pull from Power BI datasets in the desktop app) but for the other reports I can't add any additional data sources.  How come?

Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

actually you can with the december update theres a new feature called direct query for power bi datasets that let you change the live conection type to a direct or import conection type and get multiple source on the same file even having a live conection dataset on it (you change the live type for a direct query type). 

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I am on December 2020 and as soon as I select the dataset it greys out the rest of my tools.  Is it a Preview setting I need to enable?




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exactly now to enable it go to the botton right and click in this area here a message board will promp you about the change and will enable the direct query mode and new sources. 



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