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NikhilChenna
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SAP BW connection to Power BI with Direct query with some dimension tables from excel.

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I want to understand can we create a Power BI report where our data connectivity mode is both direct query and import?

1. My main data is coming from SAP BW and I want to connect it through Direct query mode.

2. I have few dimension tables which are Excel files in a Sharepoint folder and I want to connect it through import mode.

 

Is this possible?? If yes, can you please share some links or sources that would be really helpful.

 

Regards, 
Nikhil Chenna 

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NikhilChenna
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Hi @aj1973 , 

 

Yes, I have connected to SAP BW Application server through Direct Query and that's why I think we are not able to connect to other sources. 

 

Thank your for help..

 

Regards,

Nikhil Chenna

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aj1973
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Yes it possible, please refer to this

https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/can-i-combine-direct-query-and-import-in-a-power-b....

 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/transform-model/desktop-composite-models

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NikhilChenna
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Hi @aj1973 ,

 

Thank you for replying..

 

I'm connected to SAP BW it is a OLAP source, check the attached image I have already connected to a SAP BW through direct query and then if i go to Get data option all the options are greyed out.

 

Regards,

Nikhil Chenna

Direct query.png

@NikhilChenna 

Looks like you are in Live connection mode, therefore your model falls into this limitations

aj1973_0-1691755914674.png

 

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Hi @aj1973 , 

 

Yes, I have connected to SAP BW Application server through Direct Query and that's why I think we are not able to connect to other sources. 

 

Thank your for help..

 

Regards,

Nikhil Chenna

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