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What is Power Bi Query Folding…..
– It reduces trips to the data source
– Pushes transformations to the data source
– It combines steps into a single statement that is sent to a data source
– Some operations may prevent query folding from happening
– It is supported by SQL Server
– Also supported by relational data sources

What it is NOT
– This is Not Available with all data sources

To see the steps, Enter into your Advanced Editor. It will show you the M Language here.

To view the SQL Server code that is generated:
In Power Query > Applied Steps section
Right click on a step, and select View Native Query
This will show you the SQL Server Code that will be sent back to the server for that particular step. However it does not sent the code back to SQL Server after each step. It sends it at the end when you Apply or Close & Apply