Incremental refresh (general availability)


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020

Feature details

Incremental refresh enables very large datasets in Power BI and is now generally available in the Power BI Premium service and for users with Pro licenses.

  • Refreshes are faster. Only data that has changed needs to be refreshed. For example, refresh only the last five days of a ten-year dataset.
  • Refreshes are more reliable. It's no longer necessary to maintain long-running connections to volatile source systems.
  • Resource consumption is reduced. Less data to refresh reduces overall consumption of memory and other resources.

This capability will be brought to general availability, including removing the restriction that models be hosted in Power BI Premium. Anyone with a Power BI Pro license will be able to use this feature.

Incremental refresh main dialog