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changing sheet name or column name in excel file

hi All


i have a excel file. suppose if i change my sheet name or column name or if i delete the column can still my powerbi report can i survive. if anyone any idea please share 




Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @yuktadiya ,


Yes and No.


Yes it can survive if you are using dynamic columns and dynamic sheetname.

No if you are calling the names in static way.


Take a look of this explanation for the sheetname:

Power Query and referencing sheet with variable name – Trainings, consultancy, tutorials (exceltown....

Super User
Super User

Hi @yuktadiya 


This video explains how to deal with column name changes:

Super User
Super User

Hello @yuktadiya ,


so Power Bi works with excel as the following, you import the data in Power BI and everytime you refresh it he get the data as in the loaded columns. when you change the column names or delete a column Power BI will recognise that something is missing and it will show an error and won't refresh.

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