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RemoteUser1
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Multiple Files with on-premise data gateway schedule refresh

Hi!

 

We have SharePoint 2013 (local server, not microsoft cloud) hosting many excel files (up to 150).  In app.powerbi, I have a few dataset source files connected with scheduled refresh using the on-premise data gateway bridge that provides authentication and connects to sharepoint.

 

What is best practice for creating data sources for multiple files?  It seems I may need to create 150 data sources, each pointing to its respective file url on the sharepoint server.  Is there an easier way to map files?

 

Many thanks,

Tim

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Greg_Deckler
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It sounds like you should probably move the data from Excel into something like SQL Server.


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As an alternative to SQL Server (which would probably be sensible).  You could move the files to OneDrive for Business (attached to a Power BI Workgroup), you wouldn't need the Gateway then and can enumerate all the files on one go.

 

These files could be synced from on premise using ODFB automatically.

 

HTH

Sacha

 

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Greg_Deckler
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It sounds like you should probably move the data from Excel into something like SQL Server.


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As an alternative to SQL Server (which would probably be sensible).  You could move the files to OneDrive for Business (attached to a Power BI Workgroup), you wouldn't need the Gateway then and can enumerate all the files on one go.

 

These files could be synced from on premise using ODFB automatically.

 

HTH

Sacha

 

Yes thank you.  SQL server setup would be ideal for a future step.  OneDrive location would be good short term.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

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