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connecting power bi desktop to ms access query

I have access file and i can connect it with power bi desktop but i want to run on it a complicate query can it be done in power BI

like I think it can be done in power query?

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Koby 

It seems impossible,  M accessing data function, 

Access.Database(database as binary, optional options as nullable record) as table 

it has no options about query.

Compared to the Sql.Databese()



So, I think it is impossible to do that. But you can get table from ms access and transform to what you want.


Best Regards

Community Support Team _ chenwu zhu


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Super User

@Koby , it can be done in power query if that is supported in the initial connection. Which I doubt.

You can open a power query can try to replace the table name with a query in parenthesis. I tried that in past for some other database and it did not work.

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