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LGXSteve Frequent Visitor
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How to read data from a worksheet in an open file

I have created a Power BI Desktop report that reads data from an Excel spreadsheet, which works just fine if the spreadsheet is not open already. I can accept that if I connect to an opened document the best I could ever do is read the saved version (like a Read Only copy), which would be fine. How can I do this though?

 

I had the same problem using PowerPivot in Excel, but got round this by writing some VBA that copied the file to a temporary copy, then read that. That worked fine, but I don't think I can do the same with Power BI Desktop.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Steve

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to read data from a worksheet in an open file

Hi @LGXSteve,

 

Based on test, currently power bi not support use "live connection" mode to connect excel file.
For your requirement, you can post this to idea.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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