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Pricey79
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Create Dataflow from a Direct Query Table

Hello

I was hoping someone could help me please.

I have a table in my desktop file thats a direct query(I dont want it to be direct query, but I cant change it, so it is what it is)

Can I(and how if yes) create a Dataflow for somone else to use from this direct query please?

 

Thank you for any hlep

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v-binbinyu-msft
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Hi @Pricey79 ,

Creating a Dataflow from a DirectQuery table in Power BI Desktop isn't directly possible because Dataflows are designed to ingest data from various data sources and store it in the Power BI service, whereas DirectQuery is a connection method that queries the data source in real-time without storing the data in Power BI.

You could create a dataflow in Power BI Service Portal with the datasource,  if you data source is on-premises, you also need install and configure standard mode gateway.

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For more details, you could read related document:  Creating a dataflow - Power BI | Microsoft Learn ,  Use a personal gateway in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

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Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
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v-binbinyu-msft
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Hi @Pricey79 ,

Creating a Dataflow from a DirectQuery table in Power BI Desktop isn't directly possible because Dataflows are designed to ingest data from various data sources and store it in the Power BI service, whereas DirectQuery is a connection method that queries the data source in real-time without storing the data in Power BI.

You could create a dataflow in Power BI Service Portal with the datasource,  if you data source is on-premises, you also need install and configure standard mode gateway.

vbinbinyumsft_0-1702449502513.png

 

For more details, you could read related document:  Creating a dataflow - Power BI | Microsoft Learn ,  Use a personal gateway in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn

 

Best regards,
Community Support Team_Binbin Yu
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aj1973
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Hi @Pricey79 

It is not possible because you would need a Personal Gateway installed in your machine and and external user can't access it.

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@aj1973   Thank you for taking the time to reply.

Do I have any other options?

aj1973
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Yes, Upload your file to a shared Online service like OneDrive or Sharepoint.

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