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Exclude a table from refresh in Power BI Service

Ability to exclude a table from Data Refresh (scheduled, manual, API, etc.) in the Service.
In PBI Desktop, we have an option "Include in report refresh" we can disable for a table. But it won't affect PBI Service.

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    Jean-Pierre Riehl shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need the ability to have individual tables removed from any refresh process in the Power BI Service. There are situations where there are large, static tables (2.5+ million rows) that don't need to be refreshed by the service. If and when there is any need to refresh such, we could refresh in the Power BI Desktop and publish the dataset.

      • Mauro Medeiros commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a serious problem. We have to manage a lot of connections that are not used in online refresh.

      • Michiel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Eoin that this is a bug, or at least an 'undocumented feature'. IMHO, the 'include in report refresh' feature in Power BI Desktop doesn't make sense when it doesn't work in Power BI service.
        Please please please fix this!

      • James Houck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, the "Exclude from Refresh" should definitely persist to the service once the report is published from the desktop. In the interest of speeding up my data refreshes within the Power BI client, I have many dimension tables that remain static and I don't need to requery them. On second thought, having a scheduled for EACH table would be even better!!!

      • Vinney K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For context, I arrived at this post through a thread originating from this post attempting to create a workaround for the lack of incremental load in datasources: http://www.thebiccountant.com/2017/01/11/incremental-load-in-powerbi-using-dax-union/
        This would have been an acceptable temporary workaround were it not for the issue of excluding from report refresh having no effect in the Power BI service.

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