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kannanAhammed
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Helper IV

SharePoint field which lookup to another list is missing

I have a sharepoint list with a field that looksup to a different sharepoint list. 

 

In transformation I am unable to see the fields to expand and select the respected fields.

 

I can see the choice field and people fields but not the lookups that is connected to another list.

 

please advice.

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AllisonKennedy
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@kannanAhammed I have found that SharePoint lists keep their original names when imported into Power BI, and not 100% sure about the lookup fields but they might have a different name than you see in SharePoint front end, so try looking through all the metadata columns. It will likely be a column that has 'table' or 'record' as its values. You can click in the white space next to 'table' or 'record' and this will show you a preview of the data so you should be able to tell if it's the column you're looking for. 

 

You may also need to import the other list and use relationships or merge to join on the primary key generated by SharePoint metadata. 

 

Please @ mention me if this doesn't work and outline where you're getting stuck and I can mock up an example with screenshots. 


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AllisonKennedy
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Super User

@kannanAhammed I have found that SharePoint lists keep their original names when imported into Power BI, and not 100% sure about the lookup fields but they might have a different name than you see in SharePoint front end, so try looking through all the metadata columns. It will likely be a column that has 'table' or 'record' as its values. You can click in the white space next to 'table' or 'record' and this will show you a preview of the data so you should be able to tell if it's the column you're looking for. 

 

You may also need to import the other list and use relationships or merge to join on the primary key generated by SharePoint metadata. 

 

Please @ mention me if this doesn't work and outline where you're getting stuck and I can mock up an example with screenshots. 


Please @mention me in your reply if you want a response.

Check out my Tokyo 2020 report with live stats - KUDOS much appreciated

Has this post solved your problem? Please Accept as Solution so that others can find it quickly and to let the community know your problem has been solved.
If you found this post helpful, please give Kudos C

I work as a Microsoft trainer and consultant, specialising in Power BI and Power Query.
www.excelwithallison.com

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