Embedding data in my Power BI model


I’m trying to add 2.5 million transactions to a Power BI model.

The problem is extracting the data from our database. It takes hours.

Is it possible to add the transaction data to Power BI for say up to 31 Dec 2019 and then only refresh the transaction data from 1 Jan 2020 and add it to the data already in Power BI?

That is, is it possible to get the bulk of the transactions into Power BI so that they are not reloaded every time I refresh?


check out incremental refresh

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This was released in the Feb 20 release of PowerBI Desktop for Incremental Refresh for Pro Desktop. Here is just 1 video if you want to view instead of read about it:

Thank you very much for the replies.

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