Ok i've run some testing this morning, coincedently because a staff member also needed to do this today. Here is what we did and it worked.
Select new data source and choose "SharePoint Folder" or "SharePoint List" depending on what task you are performing. Choose https://companyname.sharepoint.com/Site1/ and then locate the files/lists as they appear in this list. Everything should be in here for Site1. On mine there is a "Folder Path" column which might help you filter down.
@Ross73312 this is what i get if i try to reproduce your steps (sharepoint folder).
There is no possibility to drill down to subfolders from here. It just retrieves some nonsense data.
Does it have anything to do with the structure of the sharepoint folders/subfolders etc?
The weird thing is that in app.powerbi.com works just fine...
If i choose sharepoint list i get the following screen.
I can check/uncheck the subsites on the left side, but the information in it is nonsense, i should be able to browse to those subfolders and select a worksheet.
It depends whether you are using Lists or Files. Based on your original description, files will be what i imagine you need.
Have another look at your files list and there should be a column called "Folder Path". You should be able to use this to find the files in your subfolders. Essentually all of the files are there in that single list.
I've been struggling in the past week to connect PowerBI Desktop to sharepoint online to extract some data from excels.
I've encountered the following problem:
- When connecting to the sharepoint site https://company.sharepoint.com/Site cannot browse further my companys subsites in order to select the data that i need. I get the following screen:
In this screen if i select the subsites on the left i get nonsense data in the right. My data should be in these subsites in the form of excels.
If i try to connect directly to the subsite i get the following error:
OData Version: 3 and 4, Error: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. (Not Found)
OData Version: 4, Error: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. (Not Found)
OData Version: 3, Error: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. (Not Found)"
If i type in the full path of my folder i get the following message:
The weird thing is that if i follow the same steps in app.powerbi.com i get a screen in which i can browse my subsites/folders and get my data.
I want to do this in PBI Desktop, not Web.
I'm mentioning that i have the latest version of PBI Version: 2.45.4704.722 64-bit (April 2017)
Navigate to the home page of your subsite in browser, then copy the URL which is like: https://XXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/patrick/team1/Si