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How to connect a specific Sharepoint folder?

Hello!

 

I am having issues to connect a specific Sharepoint folder to PowerBI. I get a 404 error when I enter the full Sharepoint folder url.

 

Instead, what I can only do, is to enter the Sharepoint root url as a Web Source and then I have to filter through all the files in the Sharepoint site which is not efficient.

 

Is there a workaround for that?

 

Thanks!

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KNP
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Super User

Hi @UsePowerBI,

 

You could go directly to a file with...

Web.Contents("https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/Shared Documents/yourfolderpath/file.extension")

 

Typically what I do is have two parameters setup, a pSite and pFolder.

 

The first query I keep as a staging query to pull back all of the required files to be reused in other queries.

It may seem inefficient but it is not pulling back all of the site files, only the metadata properties.

// pSite
"https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/" meta [IsParameterQuery=true, Type="Text", IsParameterQueryRequired=true]

// pFolder
"yourfolderpath/" meta [IsParameterQuery=true, Type="Text", IsParameterQueryRequired=true]

// Query1
let
    Source = SharePoint.Files(pSite, [ApiVersion = 15]),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(Source, each ([Folder Path] = pSite & pFolder))
in
    #"Filtered Rows"

 

Hope this helps.

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KNP
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Hi @UsePowerBI,

 

You could go directly to a file with...

Web.Contents("https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/Shared Documents/yourfolderpath/file.extension")

 

Typically what I do is have two parameters setup, a pSite and pFolder.

 

The first query I keep as a staging query to pull back all of the required files to be reused in other queries.

It may seem inefficient but it is not pulling back all of the site files, only the metadata properties.

// pSite
"https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite/" meta [IsParameterQuery=true, Type="Text", IsParameterQueryRequired=true]

// pFolder
"yourfolderpath/" meta [IsParameterQuery=true, Type="Text", IsParameterQueryRequired=true]

// Query1
let
    Source = SharePoint.Files(pSite, [ApiVersion = 15]),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(Source, each ([Folder Path] = pSite & pFolder))
in
    #"Filtered Rows"

 

Hope this helps.

Have I solved your problem?
Please click Accept as Solution so I don't keep coming back to this post, oh yeah, others may find it useful also ;).
chrome-9xf-Zagzel-B

If you found this post helpful, please give Kudos.
It gives me a sense of instant gratification and, if you give me Kudos enough times, magical unicorns will appear on your screen.
If you find my signature vaguely amusing, please give Kudos.
KIfp67uy-Sr
Proud to be a Super User!PBI-Super-User-Rank-30x30-1x
Fowmy
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@UsePowerBI 

Hope this video will guide you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzIjEUXm7Ic


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