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Get data in Power BI Desktop from an Excel file stored in a SQL binary column

Hi,

 

I use data from an Oracle database get with a JDBC connection.

One of the column of the data set is a binary and contain an xls file. Is ther a way to get the xls file and use it in Power BI ?

 

Regards,

 

Nicolas

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Re: Get data in Power BI Desktop from an Excel file stored in a SQL binary column

@nlejeune

 

No, it's not possible. Power BI Desktop retrieve data with M query. There's no Binary function which can extract the context from the file stored in a binary column. I suggest you get data from folder, please refer to articles below:

 

Consolidate Multiple Excel Workbooks Using Power Query

Get data from Folder in Power Query

Combine files in a folder with Combine Binaries (Power Query)

 

Regards,

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Re: Get data in Power BI Desktop from an Excel file stored in a SQL binary column

@nlejeune

 

No, it's not possible. Power BI Desktop retrieve data with M query. There's no Binary function which can extract the context from the file stored in a binary column. I suggest you get data from folder, please refer to articles below:

 

Consolidate Multiple Excel Workbooks Using Power Query

Get data from Folder in Power Query

Combine files in a folder with Combine Binaries (Power Query)

 

Regards,

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