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Connecting to Power BI Dataset and Local Excel

Hi everyone! I am trying to connect to Power BI Datasets using direct query and also connect to an excel stored on my desktop. Previously this was working with no issues. However, today when I tried to do the same again, I faced with this error. Can anyone help me with this? I already have contributor rights to the dataset and it was working a few days back, wonder if this is an issue with my setup or with the new Power BI updates...



Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @kellyylt 

Based on the error message above, it is likely that there is a problem connecting the credentials.

Try to go Transform data, Edit connection -> clean permission>edit permission


If that will not cover your case, you could check the Issues forum here:

And if it is not there, then you could post it.

  • If you have Pro account you could try to open a support ticket.
  • i would receommend to open a support ticket.

If you have a Pro account it is free. Go to

Scroll down and click "CREATE SUPPORT TICKET".

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Zeon Zheng

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Super User
Super User

@kellyylt , There is a problem with connection with AS. Do to Transform data, Edit connection -> clean permission. Provide the credential again and try

Hello! When I click on Transform data, this screen pops up and I clicked on 'Add a local model'. That's when I get the error again. 



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