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Helper V

Git integration with DirectLake semantic models

I have a workspace with some Semantic Models. My workspace is integrated with Git, but I've seen that not all the Semantic models are supported by Git.


I've also seen the not supported semantic models are in DirectLake mode. Is not possible to integrate with Git DirectLake Semantic models?


Regular Visitor

I have come up with one potential workaround for this, but I cannot gaurantee that it will be supported or will not break after any future changes: 

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Community Support

Hi @amaaiia 


According to the information provided in the documentation “Direct Lake is based on loading parquet-formatted files directly from a data lake without having to query a Lakehouse or Warehouse endpoint, and without having to import or duplicate data into a Power BI model. Direct Lake is a fast-path to load the data from the lake straight into the Power BI engine, ready for analysis. ”.


There should be no semantic model for Direct Lake.




As a result, you cannot integrate with the semantic model of Direct Lake.


Learn about Direct Lake in Power BI and Microsoft Fabric - Power BI | Microsoft Learn


You might consider creating a lakehouse for Direct Lake.


Learn how to create a Lakehouse for Direct Lake in Power BI and Microsoft Fabric - Power BI | Micros...



Nono Chen

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

But semantic model component in Fabric is neccesary for report generation. You need a semantic model (even if it is in DirectLake mode) to use it as source for your report, just to specify which tables are going to be used for the report. How can I have the version control of this Semantic Model component (even a backup) if I can't integrate it with Git?


And also, you can mix tables in DirectLake and Import mode:



So, what happens with this?

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