Dataflow: a remedy slow data sources in Power BI

I have previously explained a number of use cases for dataflows. One really useful case for it is to use dataflow for slow data sources. In this short article and video, I’ll explain how this works. What is a dataflow? Dataflow is a Power Query process that runs in the cloud and stores the result Read more about Dataflow: a remedy slow data sources in Power BI[…]

How to modify a linked entity in Power BI dataflows

It is not possible to change a linked entity in a dataflow in Power BI. Linked entities has to be modified only in the dataflow in which they are created. However, sometimes, you need to do a small modification to the linked entity in a chained dataflow. There is a very simple trick, In this Read more about How to modify a linked entity in Power BI dataflows[…]

Streamline Power BI Refresh: Refresh dataset after a successful refresh of dataflow

Do you have a Power BI dataset that gets data from a dataflow? have you ever thought; “can I get the dataset refreshed only after the refresh of dataflow completed and was successful?” The answer to this question is yes, you can. One of the recent updates from the data integration team of Power BI Read more about Streamline Power BI Refresh: Refresh dataset after a successful refresh of dataflow[…]

Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?

Dataflow is the data transformation service in Power BI, and also some other Power Platform services. Data Warehouse is the cloud storage and also compute engine for data. I often get this question that: “Now that we have dataflow in Power BI, should we not use the Data warehouse? What are the differences? which is Read more about Power BI Dataflow vs Data Warehouse: Which one to choose?[…]

Power BI data source isolation using dataflows. How is it and what are the benefits?

Dataflows are useful for many scenarios when dealing with Power BI. One of their big advantages is the data source isolation and anything that comes with that. Benefits of such architecture are many, including datasets independent from the data source changes, and managing security in another layer from the data source. In this article, I’ll Read more about Power BI data source isolation using dataflows. How is it and what are the benefits?[…]

Working with Records, Lists, and Values in Power BI Dataflows

If you have been using dataflows, and you have the return value of a query as something which is not in the form of a table, such as a record, list, or value. then you have seen that the dataflow automatically converts them all to tables. There is an explanation about it, and a method Read more about Working with Records, Lists, and Values in Power BI Dataflows[…]

Dataflow Vs. Dataset: What are the Differences of these two Power BI Components

I have presented about Power BI dataflow and datasets a lot, and always one of the questions I get is: What is the difference between dataflow and dataset. So I thought better to explain it in a post and help everyone in that understanding. In this post, you will learn what the differences between these Read more about Dataflow Vs. Dataset: What are the Differences of these two Power BI Components[…]

Reference from Another Query in Dataflow – No Premium Needed – Power Platform Dataflows

I have previously explained one of the benefits of Power Platform dataflows, which was the ability to refresh the data as many times as you want (on a scheduled basis), and the ability to refresh even with the frequency of a minute. Another useful feature of Power Platform dataflows is the ability to have referenced Read more about Reference from Another Query in Dataflow – No Premium Needed – Power Platform Dataflows[…]

Refresh Power BI Queries Through Power Platform Dataflows: Unlimited Times with Any Frequency

If you don’t have a Power BI Premium capacity license, then you are limited to refresh your dataflows up to eight times a day, with the frequency of 30 minutes. The good news for you is that you have a way to do unlimited refreshes and with whatever frequency you like using Power Platform Dataflows. Read more about Refresh Power BI Queries Through Power Platform Dataflows: Unlimited Times with Any Frequency[…]

Power BI Architecture for Multi-Developer Tenant Using Dataflows and Shared Datasets

Using Power BI is simple, however, using it properly, needs a good architecture. In a multi-developer tenant, the architecture of a Power BI implementation should allow multiple developers to work on the same solution at the same time. On the other hand, the Power BI architecture should be designed in a way that different layers Read more about Power BI Architecture for Multi-Developer Tenant Using Dataflows and Shared Datasets[…]