First off, manually refreshing data is the simplest and easiest way.
But it’s not too bad. Why? Because it’s just a button away.
Both in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service, ‘Refresh’ buttons are almost everywhere. All you need to do is press it. 😃
Let’s start with the one found in the dashboard view when using Power BI Service.
On the menu above the dashboard canvas, press the ellipsis icon (…) and there’s your ‘Refresh’ option:
The one in the report viewing mode can also be found the same way.
Click the ellipsis icon (…) on the menu above the report canvas and select ‘Refresh’:
It’s even easier when you’re on the report editor.
There’s a nice ‘Refresh’ button found on the upper-right corner of the menu above the report canvas:
You can also refresh the dataset from the left sidebar.
Just expand the pane and hover your mouse over the dataset.
Click the flipped ellipsis icon (…) and select ‘Refresh now’:
On the Power BI Service’s workspace view, you can easily refresh a dataset by clicking the refresh icon:
It’s also easy on Power BI Desktop.
There’s a nice ‘Refresh’ on the ribbon you can easily find.