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Power BI displaying amount of images in a windows folder

Hi

I work for an engineering firm and we use drones to take thousands of images, turning them into 3D models for the client to literally walk-through their sites.

I have a folder on our server called 'Images', inside images are various project folders all containing the raw images we have shot using our drones.

Is there a way that I can display a report that literally just shows how many images are inside the 'images' folder? Just a simple figure. If it counts the folders within the 'images' folder this is no problem.

I would just like my team to be able to keep an eye on a rough estimate of how many images we have taken in total. all projects.
Do I need to incorporate Microsoft Flow for this?

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks
Lorcan

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Re: Power BI displaying amount of images in a windows folder

So, just use a Folder query and point it to your images folder. Power BI will load up all of the file information for all of the files in all of the folders beneath the root folder. Then, instead of hitting "Combine", click the "Load" button. Pretty much done at that point, you can get a simple count off of any column in the resulting table.


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Re: Power BI displaying amount of images in a windows folder

So, just use a Folder query and point it to your images folder. Power BI will load up all of the file information for all of the files in all of the folders beneath the root folder. Then, instead of hitting "Combine", click the "Load" button. Pretty much done at that point, you can get a simple count off of any column in the resulting table.


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