We are actively working on this! I’ll update the idea when it’s completed.
Thanks for the feedback! While this isn’t (yet!) on our near term roadmap, please keep voting and giving us feedback on the idea. We definitely see the need and will update the idea when we are closer to adding this feature.
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!Gian Pier Barchi commented
We need this urgently. Clients are beginning to complain about refresh failures because of large datasets or refreshes taking too long to complete. How hard can it be to make this feature available to Pro Users?
Since May 2018 this feature has been available to Premium users, it’s going to be a year and Pro users are still missing this.
Since the initial release, we added support for table, matrix, and cards.
I’ll leave this idea open for now since there are some requests for shapes, textboxes, and buttons, but it would be helpful if people can comment on their use cases for report page tooltips on these non-visual report elements.
Thanks for all the feedback on this! We are definitely planning on adding Incremental refresh to Pro. Do know though that it is a fair amount of work, so it may be a bit before we can give you a more firm timeline.
In the meantime, keep voting so you’re notified when we do have more information to share!Gian Pier Barchi commented
Please let us know status, refreshing medium size datasets is becoming a problem. This functionality makes sense for all users making better use of bandwidth and resources.