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Understand Power BI Semantic Model Size | Memory Error Fixes (Part 1)

Understand Power BI Semantic Model Size | Memory Error Fixes (Part 1)

If you've ever encountered the "We cannot complete the requested operation because there isn't enough memory" error in Power BI, then this article is for you. Here, you'll get a better understanding of this error and how it relates to the size of your semantic model.

You might already know that semantic models in Power BI are limited in the amount of memory they can use. This limit applies to all types of semantic models, including Import, Direct Lake, and DirectQuery. However, you may not need to worry about this limit as much when working in DirectQuery mode.

The amount of memory available to your semantic model is dependent on several factors, such as the amount of RAM installed and the processing power of your machine. In this article, you'll learn how to monitor and manage your semantic model's memory usage to prevent the unwanted error from happening again.

To ensure your semantic model works at its optimal best, it's essential to have a grasp of its memory usage. With this in mind, this tutorial explores the nuances of semantic model memory usage in Power BI, helping you unlock the full potential of your data visualization and analysis efforts.

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