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edwardvdm Frequent Visitor
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Import multiple Excel files from one SharePoint folder through dynamic parameters

Hi all, 

I have been scratching my head a bit around this topic. I would please like some help on the following: 

 

I have a folder in Sharepoint where I have multiple Excel files with the following names:

File 1 – A19@B2

File 2 – A19@B3

File 3 – A19@A2

 

The A19 refers to the financial year. When I am in this specific folder the financial year 'A19' will stay constant, however, the text after the '@' can change as indicated above. It can be B2, B3, A2 etc. 

I can import these files one at a time through a parameter. 

 

What I need is a parameter that will pull in all 3 my files if I indicate that I want all files in my folder with a financial year of 'A19'. 

 

Any suggestions on this? 

Thank you in advance,
Edward

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SteveCampbell Established Member
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Re: Import multiple Excel files from one SharePoint folder through dynamic parameters

Are these files the same format?

 

You could use:
Get Data > "Folder"

 

Then, click on the filter icon next to file name and do a filter "Text Filter" > "Contains".

This can be a parameter or hard coded value.

 

You can click the double down arrow to combine all files.

 

There's not a great way to load individually. One hacky way, you could make a blank query, then add the step:

Source = try #"Your Folder Query Name"{0}[Content] otherwise null

 

then do the same:

Source = try #"Your Folder Query Name"{1}[Content] otherwise null

 

repeat and increase the number by 1 (it is 0 indexed, so 0 references the first item in the list and so on). Make enough queries that there will always be more than items in the list.

 

 

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Re: Import multiple Excel files from one SharePoint folder through dynamic parameters

Are these files the same format?

 

You could use:
Get Data > "Folder"

 

Then, click on the filter icon next to file name and do a filter "Text Filter" > "Contains".

This can be a parameter or hard coded value.

 

You can click the double down arrow to combine all files.

 

There's not a great way to load individually. One hacky way, you could make a blank query, then add the step:

Source = try #"Your Folder Query Name"{0}[Content] otherwise null

 

then do the same:

Source = try #"Your Folder Query Name"{1}[Content] otherwise null

 

repeat and increase the number by 1 (it is 0 indexed, so 0 references the first item in the list and so on). Make enough queries that there will always be more than items in the list.

 

 

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