I made the mistake of changing a table name in query edit mode from Activities to _Activities and now, when I try to refresh, I get the following error "The model doesn't have a table named Activities". I then tried to go back to the original name, yet I still get the error, this time "The model doesn't have a table named _Activities".
How do I get unstuck..?
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I had a similar problem and found the solution.
After an update in the database, I had to rename all my tables from ALL-CAPS to Normal-Caps. So following your example, I changed 'ACTIVITIES' to 'Activities' - and renamed all corresponding query steps, column names etc. When trying to apply the query changes, I got the following error:
The model doesn't have a table named Activities 2.
Even though the query didn't mention 'Activities 2', and never did. I double checked this by copying the query to Word (or NotePad) and searched ctrl+f. No 'Activities 2' ever existed in my entire file. Why it asked for number 2, I never found out, but I did find a solution.
First I added a new table, called 'Activities 2'. This resulted in the error message saying:
The model doesn't have a table named Activities 2 2.
So that wasn't going to work. The solution, however, was to change the name of the original 'Activities' table to 'Activities 2'.
This solved the issue and everything worked again - although I had to repeat this step for all other tables. Funnily enough, after applying the query changes I could change the name 'Activities 2' back to 'Activities' as if nothing ever happened.
Most software doesn't allow for multiple files with the same name, irrespective of caps. So when changing ACTIVITIES to Activities, it might make a copy (number 2) behind the screens. Thogether with a database update, this might mess things up. But it's only a guess.
Hope this helps for future troubleshooting!
I tried the solution (the names are identical, I still tried to copy/paste from one to another), but it didn't work. I also watched the recommended video, but this was for a measure, not a table, not found. I can't find any other solutions anywhere. Can anyone help? Thanks.
The message I get is the same:
"The model doesn't have a table named <name of table>"
OK, then the issue might be a different one than in the video. I haven't had this issue in years and don't have a file that has the same issue so unfortunately, I can't help with it.
In case anyone runs into this issue, I had to recreate the entire pbix (what a pain). I wasn't able to get rid of the error. So word of caution, if you make changes to your appended or merged table, applying the changes may not recognize your tables anymore. 😞
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