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manoj_0911
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Understanding Data Refresh in Power BI for Tableau Developers

Hello Power BI Community,

 

As a Tableau developer venturing into Power BI, I'm grappling with the concept of data refresh in this new environment. My manager has assigned me the task of converting Tableau reports to Power BI, and I'm seeking clarity on how Power BI handles data refresh processes.

 

Could you please provide insights into how Power BI manages data refresh, especially in comparison to Tableau's mechanisms? I'm particularly interested in understanding if Power BI offers similar functionalities to Tableau's extracts, TDE files, and refresh options like incremental and full refresh.

 

Your expertise and guidance on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,
Manoj Prabhakar

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Hariharan_R
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi Manoj,

 

  Power BI data refresh is similar to Tableau. Data refresh is required for import based semantic models (datasets) in Power BI which is equal to Tableau extract. It also supports incremental refresh. Please go through the below article to get complete understanding of data refresh.

Data refresh in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Thanks

Hari

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Hariharan_R
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi Manoj,

 

  Power BI data refresh is similar to Tableau. Data refresh is required for import based semantic models (datasets) in Power BI which is equal to Tableau extract. It also supports incremental refresh. Please go through the below article to get complete understanding of data refresh.

Data refresh in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Thanks

Hari

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