We’re pleased to announce that in the May release of Power BI Desktop you can now define incremental refresh policies for your models.
At present these only apply once the model is published to a Premium workspace in the Power BI service; we’ll be bringing it to all Pro users in the future.
You can read more about it in our blog here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-2018-feature-summary/#incrementalRefresh
We’re going to leave this idea open for now, so please give us your feedback while we’re in this preview phase!
Looks like this feature is planned for PowerBI Premium:
Incremental refresh (Not available at launch)
When the datasets get large, constantly refreshing all the data becomes a lengthy and highly
inefficient way of managing the system. An upcoming feature for Power BI Premium is the
ability to incrementally refresh the data so that only the newest data from the last day (or
hour) is loaded into Power BI.
With Incremental Update all you have to do is set the refresh policy for the various tables in
the model and Power BI will take care of everything else.Javier Recasens shared this idea ·
321 votes5 comments · BI in SQL vNext » Power Pivot / SSAS Tabular Model · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Hi everyone. This is something we’d like to get to in the future but don’t have any plans for at the moment.
Merge this idea with tabular write back
Hi everyone. There are some really interesting ideas in this thread, thanks for your vocal support about it! We’ll consider it for the future along with other suggestions and plans. Thanks!