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Premium vs Pro Workspace Dataflow Oddity - Query sent twice in Premium, once in Pro

I've noticed some odd behavior that's unrelated to the known query folding issue I think.


When I create a dataflow running NativeQuery on Snowflake, the query hits Snowflake one time in a Pro Workspace but twice in a Premium workspace on each scheduled occurrence. M-Code is identical in both cases (I used import json to move the queries). No incremental refresh is enabled. 


Here is sample M Code (basically this is the default Snowflake query but with folding disabled):


  Source = Value.NativeQuery(Snowflake.Databases("sf_url","wh_name"){[Name="db_name"]}[Data],
"<query here>
, null, [EnableFolding=false])
1) Any ideas on what is causing this behavior? (Bug or feature? Inclusive "or", surely.)
2) Any idea on a workaround? 
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I believe Chris' blog is related to query folding (let me know if you think I'm missing something here): 


Power BI wants to know the schema of the table before the query actually runs, so it asks Power Query to return the top 0 rows. 


OK, I tested setting EnableFolding=true.


When I have query folding enabled, both premium and pro workspace send two queries: 

  1. Select 0 rows from (<query>)
  2. <query>

When I have query folding set to false, they behave differently: 

  1. Pro only sends the full query once.
  2. Premium sends the full query twice.
  3. Neither sends the Select 0 rows. 

So there is still a difference in behavior but that would suggest setting to true as a possible workaround as sending a 0 row query is less problematic then sending full query twice. 


Good investigation.  This may warrant a ticket. Since you have a Pro license you can consider raising a Pro ticket at

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