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gbarr12345
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Query regarding exporting in Power BI Desktop

Hi everyone,

 

I'm exporting a report from power bi online to the desktop and I'm getting these two choices.

 

Would anybody be able to explain the difference please before i do anything?

 

Many Thanks in advance.

 

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amitchandak
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@gbarr12345 , The first one will download the file along with data. Just like an import mode file.

 

The second one will not download data. It will be live connection to semantic model(dataset) and in the file, you will only have visuals.

 

refer for difference
https://radacad.com/directquery-live-connection-or-import-data-tough-decision

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amitchandak
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Super User

@gbarr12345 , The first one will download the file along with data. Just like an import mode file.

 

The second one will not download data. It will be live connection to semantic model(dataset) and in the file, you will only have visuals.

 

refer for difference
https://radacad.com/directquery-live-connection-or-import-data-tough-decision

Great, thanks for the explanation!

 

Much appreciated!

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