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Stuck with incremental refresh with direct query



I'm struggling with a table in my report. This table is a fact table that stores data from 01-01-2023 until today. I'd like to retrieve data this way: 


- All data from 01-01-2023 until yesterday should be archieved in the model, because it's not going to change.

- Data from today should be refreshed through Direct Query.


To do so, I've seen that this option is available in PowerBi: 


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So I've enabled option "Get the latest data with DirectQuery" to achieve my objective, this is: retrieve real-time data with Direct Query. And this works for the current day, but tomorrow (I have checked this) my visualization won't show data for the current day (this is, tomorrow). Am I forgetting anything? Why is my data being retrieved correctly for the current date but, tomorrow, my visualization won't show anything?


Is there an option in PowerBI to keep some past data and only get today data through Direct Query ?


Thanks for your help.

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

What you've described should work. Your direct query partition should be greater than or equal to today (the RangeStart parameter for that latest partition). How did you set up the filter in your query with RangeStart and RangeEnd?


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Impactful Individual

I second this. DirectQuery option will be from today/effective day onwards. It's good to check all the settings

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