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.
This is a bug not a feature. Please fix.
James Houck commented
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
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.
This would be super useful.
Grant Weaver commented