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Souheyl11
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How can I replicate the changes made in Excel automatically into my Power BI report?

Hi

 

I've a PBI report feeded by an Excel datasource, however, every single change I make in my Excel datasource, is not populated into my PBI report, even after having hit the refresh button ! How can I do to automate the refresh accordingly ?

 

I hope you can help with that.

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Hi @Souheyl11

From your screenshot, it seems your file stored on "onedrive" which means you file is stored online?

If so, you don't need to add the data source to the gateway, just go to dataset->setting->schedule refresh->edit credential.

 

Or if it is actually in your local drive, please ensure you enter the right file path and windows name and password.

to make sure you use the right file path, please right-click on the excel file, then select "properties", in "General" part would see location of this file.

 

Best Regards

Maggie

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v-juanli-msft
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Hi @Souheyl11

Where is the excel stored?

local or cloud?

If it is stored locally, please  install and configure a on-premises gateway, then add datasource to the gateway, then configure schedule refresh.

Refreshing Power BI reports based off Excel data using the On-premises data gateway

 

if it is stored in OneDrive or Sharepoint, please see the reference

Refresh a dataset stored on OneDrive or SharePoint Online

 

Best Regards

Maggie

 

Hi @v-juanli-msft

 

I followed-up the different steps and got stuck into the manage gateways menu, trying to add a datasource...

 

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Hi @Souheyl11

Could you click on "show details" and make a screenshot over it , then send to me for better analysis?

 

Best Regards

Maggie

Hi @v-juanli-msft

 

Any updates ?

Hi @Souheyl11

Does it works now?

How can i help you further?

 

Best Regards

Maggie

Hi @v-juanli-msft

 

Yes- it's partially OK- because I cannot get my data refreshed into PBI without first refreshing my tables into Excel, is there any way to refresh my excel pivot tables (included in my datasource file) directly in PBI without the Excel refresh action first?

 

Thanks

Hi

Based on my understanding, your excel pivot table connect to the datasource, then you import the excel pivot table to power bi, finally, you want to refresh  from power bi with the datasource refresh, right?

 

If so, it is likely possible to refresh from power bi directly.

You could connect to the datasource using Gateway, then configure the schedule refresh with power bi service.

 

Reference:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/refresh-scheduled-refresh

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/refresh-excel-file-local-drive

 

Best Regards

Maggie

Hi @v-juanli-msft

 

Here you go,

 

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Hi @Souheyl11

From your screenshot, it seems your file stored on "onedrive" which means you file is stored online?

If so, you don't need to add the data source to the gateway, just go to dataset->setting->schedule refresh->edit credential.

 

Or if it is actually in your local drive, please ensure you enter the right file path and windows name and password.

to make sure you use the right file path, please right-click on the excel file, then select "properties", in "General" part would see location of this file.

 

Best Regards

Maggie

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