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Calling optional parameter in Power Query Function

I feel like this is such a simple part of any programming language but i'm having immense difficulty in finding how to do it within Power Query.  Google has failed me and its not jumping out at me in my Power Query guide books.

 

I'm trying to call Web.Contents but need to specify the Timeout value.  It is considered the 5th parameter of this function but i'm expecting i'll be able to call it via some notation such as:

 

Web.Contents("http://www.notreal.com/TheThing", Timeout:=250)

What is the correct notation that would do the above?  @ImkeF im sure you'd know?

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ImkeF
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Hi Ross,

you have to put the argument in a record, then the position doesn't matter any more:

 

Web.Contents("http://www.notreal.com/TheThing", [Timeout = #duration(0,2,10,0) ] )

 

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

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ImkeF
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Hi Ross,

you have to put the argument in a record, then the position doesn't matter any more:

 

Web.Contents("http://www.notreal.com/TheThing", [Timeout = #duration(0,2,10,0) ] )

 

Imke Feldmann (The BIccountant)

If you liked my solution, please give it a thumbs up. And if I did answer your question, please mark this post as a solution. Thanks!

How to integrate M-code into your solution -- How to get your questions answered quickly -- How to provide sample data -- Check out more PBI- learning resources here -- Performance Tipps for M-queries

Anonymous
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Thanks @ImkeF!  I knew you wouldn't let me down.

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