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pintobean87
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How to get names instead of ID numbers when importing SharePoint List

I have a SP List that contains a column called "Contractors" that contains a list of names. When I import the SP List to Power BI, I instead get two columns called "ContractorsId" and "ContractorsStringId" that only contain numbers. How do I get the names to show up instead?

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PhilipTreacy
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Hi @pintobean87 

 

You said you only got 2 columns with numbers in them.  Do you actually have a 3rd column with [List] in each row?

 

If so you can try expanding the data in the list by clickign on the double headed arow in the column header and selecting what you want to extract.

 

If you supplied some images and tables of the data it would make this easier to understand and explain.

 

Regards

 

Phil

 



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PhilipTreacy
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@pintobean87 

 

Check your query and make sure the names column is selected for import?

 

Phil



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Yeah, it's selected. It's the "contractors" column I mentioned. I tried using implementation 2.0 when connecting to SP site, and now my contractors column instead of id numbers, every row says "[List]".

 

I have no clue what's going on.

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