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How to point a report to use an Excel workbook loaded up on the service



I've uploaded a report. Apart from the Analysis services data source (which is working), the report also needs to connect to a Excel workbook. I've uploaded the workbook to the Workbook bit of the workspace on the powerbi service, but the report data srouce is still giving me a red cross on the gateway as it's still trying to connect to the path to the excel workbook on the disk in my laptop. How do i configure the report to point to the excel workbook i've uploaded?

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Community Support

Hi @Corvettenut ,


I'm afraid you can't connect workbook in Power BI Service while connecting to Analysis services.


Best Regards,


Community Support Team _ Jay
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Thanks for the replies.

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In Power BI select "Home...Transform Data...Data Source Settings"  and then in Power Query examine and change the Excel connection as needed. Hint: Right click on the Power Query and select "Advanced Editor".

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