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Frixel
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Can`t combinne and transform files

Hi alll,

 

In the Power Bi desktop i will from 'Sharepoint folder' the file`s there are like testing_28-02-2021.csv etc to 

Combine & Transform Data 

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When i select the sample File i get this.

 

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What do i wrong?

The files are .csv files and they are semicolon(;) separated .

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PhilipTreacy
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Hi @Frixel 

When you get to the screen asking you if you want to Comin, Load or Transform Data, click on Transform

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In the Power Query editor you can now filter the files by Extension, to only show CSV files

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From the resulting list of CSV only files click on the Combine icon in the Binary column to combine the files.

comb-csv.png

 

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Phil



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PhilipTreacy
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Hi @Frixel 

When you get to the screen asking you if you want to Comin, Load or Transform Data, click on Transform

trans.png

In the Power Query editor you can now filter the files by Extension, to only show CSV files

import-csv.png

 

From the resulting list of CSV only files click on the Combine icon in the Binary column to combine the files.

comb-csv.png

 

Regards

Phil



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@PhilipTreacy 

Thank you so much for all your help.

PhilipTreacy
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @Frixel 

You can't combine CSV and XLS.  PBI expects different data in each one.  You'll need to import the CSV and Excel files separately.

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Phil



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How can i than select one folder PBI must look in?
The csv files are in a separate folder but PBI see also the oyher folders with the Exel files. 

 

PBI do not exept if i select a specific folder like this:
https://mydomain-sharepoint.com/personal/mydomain-sharepoint.com/MainFolder/DataFolder/CSV_Folder/

PhilipTreacy
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Super User III

Hi @Frixel 

The sample file you have selected is an XLS file, not CSV.  Are you trying to import/merge CSV or Excel files?

Sometimes the older XLS format generates funny errors.  Can you try importing a single XLS file successfully?

regards

Phil



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@PhilipTreacy 

Thanks for your quickly response.

 

The sample file is realy the semicolon(;) separated.csv file.

 

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