Configuring Power BI Desktop options

Developers of Power BI content should become familiar with the settings available in Power BI options and data source settings as these configurations determine available functionality, user interface options, default behaviors, performance, and the security of the data being accessed.

Figure 4: Power BI Desktop Options (July 2017)

GLOBAL options are applied to all Power BI Desktop files created or accessed by the user, while CURRENT FILE options must be defined for each Power BI Desktop file. The following steps are recommended for GLOBAL options.

  1. On the Data Load tab, confirm that the currently used ...

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