Get data into Power BI Desktop from Sharepoint Server 2013 On-Premises folder
Using latest version of Power BI Desktop, and seeking guidance on the correct method for connecting to several excel files located on sharepoint intranet location. The organization is running sharepoint server 2013 on premises, so the address of the files is something like this:
Any specific recommendations re: method (Sharepoint.Files, Web.Contents, Folder.Files?), which level of the Sharepoint site to connect at, and what account settings to specify? Can this be done at all? To my knowledge there is no gateway configured yet. Is this a prerequisite, or are gateways moot when using pbi desktop?
I'm sorry, we were getting a variety of different errors depending on what url/level of SP we tried to connect at, whioch credentials setting we selected, and which PQ methods we were using. I didn't keep track of the various errors.
We ultimately wound up getting it to work like this, Source = Excel.Workbook(Web.Contents("http://xxx/yyy/zzz/abc.xlsx"), null, true), using Windows authentication.