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misen13
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Dynamic folder location

Hi,


I'd like to know if there is a way to dynamically set a folder path if I have to update all the Excel files in the folders every week?

IE:

On my desktop, I have a folder named: KPI.

KPI has 5 sub-folders:

1. Time

2. Work

3. Employee

4. Sales

5. Status

All 5 of them have Excel files.

The problem I'm having is if I move the KPI folder from the desktop, I'll have a problem with the queries.

Is there a solution to this?

 

 

 

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@misen13 @v-cherch-msft

 

I think this there is another way to make folder dynamic

 

This is via an Excel Table or Named Range

 

dynamicfolder.png


Now in your query you can define the folderpath which is linked to a Cell in ExcelTable

let

FolderPath= Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="FolderDefinition"]}[Content]{0}[Column1],
Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents(FolderPath & "FileName.xlsx"), null, true),
MyTable = Source{[Item="Table1",Kind="Table"]}[Data]
in
    MyTable





 

Regards
Zubair

Please try my custom visuals


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v-cherch-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @misen13

 

Here is the document for your reference.

https://biinsight.com/power-bi-desktop-query-parameters-part-1/

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
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@misen13 @v-cherch-msft

 

I think this there is another way to make folder dynamic

 

This is via an Excel Table or Named Range

 

dynamicfolder.png


Now in your query you can define the folderpath which is linked to a Cell in ExcelTable

let

FolderPath= Excel.CurrentWorkbook(){[Name="FolderDefinition"]}[Content]{0}[Column1],
Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents(FolderPath & "FileName.xlsx"), null, true),
MyTable = Source{[Item="Table1",Kind="Table"]}[Data]
in
    MyTable





 

Regards
Zubair

Please try my custom visuals


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Zubair_Muhammad
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @misen13

 

You can use Parameters

 

Define your folder address in a parameter and use it as a reference in your Queries.

So when you change the folder.. you just have to change address once in the Parameter

 

param.png

Regards
Zubair

Please try my custom visuals


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