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rizwan
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How to connect power bi desktop with excel file in one drive?

I am trying to connect excel file in one drive but there is no option available like in power BI web version!

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Greg_Deckler
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If you are referring to Power BI desktop, use Excel file and when the file browser pops up, go to the address bar at the top and paste in the URL to your OneDrive.


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It is possible to load multiple excel files having similar column names and structure into single table? I can load it individual and use the append function however additional files will be added eventually.  I tried using Sales*.xlsx but it is not working.

 

The files looks like this: SalesJune.xlsx, SalesJuly.xlsx, SalesAug.xlsx ... 

 

Thank you.

 

Yes, just put all the excel files into a file folder and use the combine function to load the excel files into a binary. Read more here:

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-combine-binaries/

 

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@Celso wrote:

It is possible to load multiple excel files having similar column names and structure into single table? I can load it individual and use the append function however additional files will be added eventually.  I tried using Sales*.xlsx but it is not working.

 

The files looks like this: SalesJune.xlsx, SalesJuly.xlsx, SalesAug.xlsx ... 

 

Thank you.


 

kishore_1st
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I am trying to access the same way my one drive excel file.. But it is giving a wrong message.. Coud you please provide screenshots. It will help me a lot if it can be shown in images

Greg_Deckler
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If you are referring to Power BI desktop, use Excel file and when the file browser pops up, go to the address bar at the top and paste in the URL to your OneDrive.


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Anonymous
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This does not work for us - the URL does not open the Excel file.  Is there somehting different between OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal ?

I managed to connect to a onedrive live personal excel file using the following embed link:

 

https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=AAXXXX&authkey=AAXXXXXXX&em=x&app=Excel

Just substitute the red parts with the id (resid), authentication key (authkey) found on the specific file. The ID and authkey can be found by right clicking on the specific file and selecting "embed".

 

 

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Yes, it's running

 

Buf !!! the official documentation is outdated

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/es-es/documentation/powerbi-desktop-use-onedrive-business-links/

 

Thanks a lot

Lluís

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