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Joorge_C
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Resolver II

Cant refresh! Excel souce in a Shared Folder (Server) being identified as Dynamic.

Anyone has seen something like this in the Past?

 

Regular Excel file located in a shared folder is blocking the Auto Refresh in Service. Could this be a server configuration?

Any ideas or things I could try?

 

Thank you

Jorge

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Joorge_C
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Resolver II

hey guys, found the issue.

for some reason, the source line code was set to this.

=Excel.Workbook(Web.Content(.....

 

when it should have been like this.

=Excel.Workbook(File.Content......

 

both source lines were refreshable without issues in Desktop, but second one enabled the schedule refresh

 

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Joorge_C
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Resolver II

hey guys, found the issue.

for some reason, the source line code was set to this.

=Excel.Workbook(Web.Content(.....

 

when it should have been like this.

=Excel.Workbook(File.Content......

 

both source lines were refreshable without issues in Desktop, but second one enabled the schedule refresh

 

the 2 nd line code is also not enabling scheduled refresh in power bi service. i am using ODATA and excel file from shared drive but when i check data source credentials option it is disabled but it is working with only ODATA or with Odata and share point file but not with shared drive file

GilbertQ
Super User
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Hi there

The Gateway Server would need permissions to access the file on the Shared Folder.

Here are more details on how to achieve this.
https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2017/07/14/configuring-power-bi-gateway-data-sources-for-files-and-fold...




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v-robertq-msft
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Hi, @Joorge_C 

What's the data connection method you used (Import to power bi or upload excel workbook)

If you mean import, you can enable scheduled refresh on the dataset side to apply auto-refresh on this file.

Configure scheduled refresh


If you mean upload mode, I'd like to suggest you upload it to one drive or SharePoint and get data from these online drivers, it will enable one drive refresh on this file.

(upload mode workbook can not enable schedule refresh, you need to manually refresh them)

Data refresh in Power BI

 

To check your refresh error details, you can follow these pictures:

v-robertq-msft_0-1603098521018.png

 

v-robertq-msft_1-1603098521021.png

 

 

If you still have problems, please show me the detail info.

How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly 

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _Robert Qin

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