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Direct Query option not available in PBI Desktop while using Data Flow

I am trying to connect to a dataflow in Direct Query Mode, however this option is not coming, and is by default loading in import mode.

I have tried to google this and found "Enhanced compute engine settings need to be enabled for that particular dataflow, which I already have done, Still the "Direct Query" option is not coming while connecting from PBI desktop.



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Community Support

Hi @Antmkjr ,

You need to configure the dataflow on a premium workspace and ensure the enhanced compute property on the capacity is enabled. And please note that this feature is incompatible with the enhanced metadata preview. Please turn this preview off in order to use Dataflows with Direct Query. You can find the details in the following blogs.

Data preparation Direct Query on Dataflows

Power BI Dataflows Direct Query Support


Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
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If I turn "Enhanced compute" property for shared capacity workspace, will it affect the performance of other reports in other workspaces in the same capacity?


Not able to see enhanced metadata  in my preview though.





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