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Megachuckmc
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How can I remove a column I have delete from data source

Not sure why this appears to be so difficult (Probably just me)

 

I have previously created data sets which come from Salesforce.com - some are Objects (Account, Opportunity, etc.) and others are reports.  I am in the process of cleaning up some obsolete fields in Salesforce but since they were part of the data source that I initially defined in Power BI, if I simply delete them from Salesforce then the refresh and sync will fail.

 

I have tried to go into Power BI (Desktop) and Remove the fields from the query first but when I delete the field it give me an error saying that the field can't be found in the table?  I've gone round and round and can't see why what should be a simple task is not working! 

 

Goal: Delete fields in Salesforce object - Refresh and Sync in PowerBI don't break!

 

Thanks!

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @Megachuckmc,

You should have some steps in your query that explicitly reference the deleted column. You can open advanced editor on  your query, then find the deleted column in it, and correct the codes in advanced editor. This way, you will be able to refresh data in Power BI Desktop.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yuezhe-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @Megachuckmc,

You should have some steps in your query that explicitly reference the deleted column. You can open advanced editor on  your query, then find the deleted column in it, and correct the codes in advanced editor. This way, you will be able to refresh data in Power BI Desktop.

Thanks,
Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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