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Get Data: From Folder - But only keep one instance of the column headers



I'm trying to build a dashboard where I'm pulling data in to Power BI from a folder.  Two different files (named differently) get dropped to this folder each business day and I'd like to build a Power BI dashboard so that when I refresh pulls in each version of each file and combines everything.


The issue I'm running into is that file A has 10 columns and file B has 11 columns.  Since 10 out of the 11 columns are named the same, Power BI is smart enough to combined these instances together between the two file types.  Power BI correctly brings in the 11th column.  So this is all working correctly.


However...what I'd like to do is prevent Power BI from bringing in the column headers for each file upon import.  I'd like to only keep the very first instance of column headers.  That way I won't have to bring in the column headers for each file once updated.


How does one accomplish this?

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I am not quite following this, can you post an example of what you are seeing now and what you want?

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HI @AW1976NOVA ,


I think you need to 1st import both files from the Folder, then COMBINE these files in Edit Query section.

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Hi @AW1976NOVA 


You can just filter out the rows that contain the column headers or create a function that will skip the column headers.


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