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Updating Excel Sheet with 10 different versions of the Same Sheet

Hi All,

 

In our organization we have a file that requires inputs from about 10 different people. They are each sent the file, update different cells of the same sheet, send back to me their versions and I update on the original sheet. Is there a way in Power BI or Power Query to layer them all on top of each other? To avoid me copy pasting from 10 different versions of the same sheet with the same structure. We have already considered making the original sheet a shared online excel file, but this would make it possible for any of the 10 people to make errors on the original sheet.

 

Any ideas?

 

Best,
Khizer

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Re: Updating Excel Sheet with 10 different versions of the Same Sheet

Hi @khizerdaar ,

 

Have you resolved this problem? If not, you could import the original sheet and the sheet that they used into Power BI. And then merge the tables. When they update the files, you could refresh firstly and the tables will be updated automatically based on the rules that you created in Query Editor. 

 

I created a simple sample that you could try.

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And you could disable load their tables and just leave the origial sheet while applying.  Then there are only the orginal sheet table in report view.

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If you want to set schedule refresh, you could publish the report to Service. You could reference the document to configure it.

Configure scheduled refresh 

 

For more details, please download my sample to have a try.

 

Best Regards,
Xue Ding
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Re: Updating Excel Sheet with 10 different versions of the Same Sheet

@khizerdaar , What need to be merged, How to make difference between them, Are they updating the same rows or different rows. All these things need to know before something can be proposed.

 

You can also develop a power App. to update

Refer example

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Power-Platform-Integrations/Power-Apps-Power-BI-Better-together-Wri...

 

 



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Re: Updating Excel Sheet with 10 different versions of the Same Sheet

Hi @khizerdaar ,

 

Have you resolved this problem? If not, you could import the original sheet and the sheet that they used into Power BI. And then merge the tables. When they update the files, you could refresh firstly and the tables will be updated automatically based on the rules that you created in Query Editor. 

 

I created a simple sample that you could try.

1.gif

And you could disable load their tables and just leave the origial sheet while applying.  Then there are only the orginal sheet table in report view.

3.PNG

 

If you want to set schedule refresh, you could publish the report to Service. You could reference the document to configure it.

Configure scheduled refresh 

 

For more details, please download my sample to have a try.

 

Best Regards,
Xue Ding
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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