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5. Import Data or Scheduled Refresh

Reza Rad1 
Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand

Power BI is one of the BI tools in the market that supports more than one type of connection. Each connection type has pros and cons. In this section, we are going to cover everything about the Import Data or Scheduled Refresh type of connection. You will learn about how Power BI stores data into the in-memory engine, and what are the scenarios to use this connection method.

Connection Type Is Not Data Source Type

Connection type doesn’t mean the data source type. Apparently, Power BI supports hundreds of data source types. Connection Type is the way that the connection is created ...

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