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SachinC
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Helper V

Updating Excel backend file to PBIX independently

Hi, Here is the scenario:-

1. Customer wants to use Excel data for his backend data powering PBIX file. No DB.

2. PBIX file will be static.

3. Excel will be dynamic - i.e. updated weekly/monthly Customer wants to upload Excel file or get his customer to do it independently to PBIX publish.

Is there a way to do this without using PowerBI, i.e. first time publish will be PBIX and Excel file as a Dataset, then after that can we point the dataset to BLOB storage (or similar), by keeping the filename the same but the file will change in content (not structure)? Thanks.

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Mariusz
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Super User II

Hi @SachinC 

 

You can use Ms Flow, this is a relatively new future, as explained in the article below. 
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/refresh-your-power-bi-dataset-using-microsoft-flow/

 

Best Regards,
Mariusz

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Mariusz Repczynski

 

Hi, I don't have SharePoint license. I used OneDrive for Business. I setup a flow for an Excel file to trigger based on modification, but that didn't work. Do I need to install a Personal Gateway installed in PowerBI.com?

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