Need to add 'Hourly' to the available refresh schedule options. i.e. each hour within a 24hour day. Or allow for up to 24 times...would be nice if there were more than on the hour or half hour also.
Paul Barnabas commented
This is highly needed as it is a huge requirement from customers
Correct, eight refreshes a day with any member able to refresh does not scale to large organizations.
At the very least, please implement a solution that limits refreshes to roles as a security feature.
George Ramsdell commented
We need to be able to refresh the data hourly. I am wondering if I could trigger a Data Refresh from the API, so that once my ETL completes I can trigger an update.
Dave Frearson commented
At least hourly
I also am in favor of this request; especially the second part: "more than on the hour or half hour also".
I think we should be allowed to set our own custom time for dataset refreshes and not be locked into on the hour or half hour. It seems like it would be a small and quick UI change to allow the user to type in the specific time they want. I don't think there would need to be any big code change - should be a quick win. I don't see any advantage to locking users in to only being able to use on the hour or half hour.
This would be beneficial because we would be able to stagger out our dataset refreshes instead of having to pile them up on the hour or half hour. Would be less load on the server and would reduce chance of resource contention and/or table locks.
Manjit Singh commented
Need to have more flexible refresh options to be able to set more than 8 refreshes // upto one refresh per 15 minutes and not in increments of 30 mins but any mins hour as desired
agreeing with comments here
The current limitation of having 8 daily refreshes does not meet the needs of every business. Granting ownership to member to do manual refreshes is not ideal and does not scale to large organization.
This is definitely a must, especially for providing information to consumers in each US time zone and those who need access to data overnight. Ideally, there should be an option for 24 refreshes.
Chad Freeman commented
This is a great idea. One important part of PowerBI is combining many data sources so being able to have refreshes more than a fixed 8 times to day will make this even more valuable.
Having a fixed number of times is okay, but having only 8 puts us in a box and in a 24/7 business environment it's far from ideal and greatly limits how fast we can move with this tool to wider adoption AND licensing!
Jerry Freeman commented
If we have access to live data feeds from our data warehouses, it would be extremely beneficial to have live updates in the tool as well. This function becomes critical for an organization at the end of a period, whether it be weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc., when there are goals and KPIs involved.
If this is supposed to be the BI tool of the future we need to be able to update our data more than 8 times a day!! Honestly this makes the tool almost useless for half of our field sales reporting. We really need 48 updates a day, every half hour would be ideal for us right now.
We are a global company that needs to provide dashboard data at all times of the day. The limited amount of refreshes is inadequate. Highly support adding an hourly refresh schedule. Every hour of every day or every hour of days selected.
Tee Jay commented
I'm a great fan of PowerBI. But we (your customers) really need that more than 8-time refresh daily. Every hour (24 times) is good but if can be more than that, the better.
We at least need to have a 12 hour window of hourly update. I.E. 14 slots of update.. 8 is an ideal situation but we work 20 hours and 4 hours of processing downtime. I think most of the global companies will need it.
please increase the maximum refreshes to at least 12 times a day!
Jason Westenskow commented
we absolutely need an 'Hourly' refresh option!
Since PBI refreshes every 30 minutes, the total number should be 48 times.
Anyways, 8 times is way too low, especially since we are dealing with multiple times zones. It is causing us a world of hurt :(
Is this actually a complex ask? if it is a simple number change somewhere in the code from 8 to 24 or 48 then can we get this soon please? :)))