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jaypi
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Power BI Premium - Direct Query - License

We recently acquired Power BI Premium. Our users are being asked to upgrade to Power BI Pro for viewing reports that are leveraging Direct Query. Is Power BI Pro license necessary when we have Power BI Premium Workspace having Direct Query reports?
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TomMartens
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Hey,

 

basically direct query does not require a Pro license.

 

But you have to keep in mind that you have to create an App

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-create-distribute-apps

that is based on the content of your Power BI workspace. Power BI Free licenses only work with an App. 

You also have to make sure that the workspace is assigned to the Premium capacity.

 

All the users that are accessing content in the workspace need a Pro license.

 

Hopefully this provides some more insights.

 

Regards,

Tom



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TomMartens
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Super User

Hey,

 

basically direct query does not require a Pro license.

 

But you have to keep in mind that you have to create an App

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/service-create-distribute-apps

that is based on the content of your Power BI workspace. Power BI Free licenses only work with an App. 

You also have to make sure that the workspace is assigned to the Premium capacity.

 

All the users that are accessing content in the workspace need a Pro license.

 

Hopefully this provides some more insights.

 

Regards,

Tom



Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution, this will help others!

Proud to be a Super User!
I accept Kudos 😉
Hamburg, Germany

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