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Advocate I
Advocate I

Reflecting an excel table into PowerBI

Hi all! 


Hope you can help a brother out: 

I'm looking for a super basic solution. 

We export our P&Ls of independant business monthly into a sheet and combine them manually into one. It looks very simple: 

First column is revenue accounts, cost accounts, etc. The following columns show the months and $ numbers. 

I would like to show the table we have in excel in PowerBI. 


As an MVP: Is there a way to just get PowerBI to show the same table as already present in excel without feeding any other underlying data. Litteraly, just the actual table should be copied (almost like an image). 


And more intelligently: any ideas how I could do the combining of the P&Ls of the two companies in PowerBI while still only exporting the P&Ls from Xero into sheets? 


Let me know if anything is too vague and more info is needed, thanks in advance!




Super User
Super User

As long as it is saved as a table in Excel you can load only that table in Power BI. Data will load but not the format. You'll need to apply that format once (it's easy to do nevertheless) and after that when you refresh data in Power BI, data will get updated automatically. 

See example:



Regarding your second question, as long as you have access to both data sources you can bring them and combine them in Power BI. You might need to check some privacy levels in case both data sources are stored in different places but you can bypass them. 

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