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MarcosT100 Frequent Visitor
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PowerBI filename and path

Hi - I have a number of client folders each containing a pbix file. The pbix is in turn linked to a data source file (.xlsx) located in the same folder as the pbix. All pbix files are identical and the source files are also of identical format.

 

Currently when I set up a new client folder I have to open the pbix and update a parameter so that it pulls in data into the current folder. This works but is manual and therefore not ideal.

 

Is there a way my pbix can identify its own path/location? then I can just set up the data source in the pbix to be /localfolder/standarddatafile.xlsx

 

(I know Excel has a simple VBA function that does this i.e. SourceFilename = ThisWorkbook.FullName. So maybe not a stretch of the imagination for PowerBI to do the same)

 

Any help would be appreciated

 

Thank you

 

 

 

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Super User
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Re: PowerBI filename and path

@MarcosT100  I don';t think there is anything like excel but please add this as an idea, hopefully there will be enough votes so that we can have this feature some point of time.





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Re: PowerBI filename and path

@MarcosT100  I don';t think there is anything like excel but please add this as an idea, hopefully there will be enough votes so that we can have this feature some point of time.





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MarcosT100 Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI filename and path

Hi and thanks for your reply

 

There is a similar idea floating around at https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/9665565-support-relative-path-to-...

 

I have voted for it so maybe it will happen in the future at some point

 

Regards