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Column Type is not as expected - Power BI - Sharepoint Source

Hi ,

    I am having sharepoint list as source . It has some look up column(with multiselect) values in my main table .

    I am trying to pull it in power bi but the column type is something different .


Thanks in Advance..

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Please see if this article helps. It provides a way to bring in data from lookup lists/columns.

Updated – Get SharePoint List Data … Fast – Hoosier BI


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Super User
Super User

@Ayappan , All are detected as a table, use the small expand icon on the right of the column name and check what values it offers to expand

Thanks for the reply @amitchandak 

   I had tried that .It says no column



@Ayappan , Strange.  In each row, click on empty space near the table (where the table is written), it should show you the table

Hi @amitchandak 



In this table i am getting the id of the selected value ..i had mapped with Id of Lookup table and Main Table ..I am not getting the correct values 



Please help me to get this correctly @amitchandak 



Hi @Ayappan ,

In this case, your 1, 38 in EquipmentTypeID column looks for the same entry in your ID.1 Column of the Equipment_Types table.


In your expected table, if you see, field is getting returned for I = 1, but not for ID = 1,38. In addition, in your table, all comma separated IDs have return NULL as field value.

Although you have separate records for 1 and 38 IDs, since 1, 38 is not a single ID it won't work.

Would suggest that you check such that either the comma separated values are split into two separate rows or the lookup table ID should have comma separate Values


Hope this solves your issue

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