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Resolver II
Resolver II

Using the current folder as a variable as the Import Folder for other files?

I would like to give a powerBI to someone else to use that does not have access to my folder.

I maintain a couple excel files that create input parameters for the subsequent table imports.

I would like to modify the import code of this excell file to be relative to the current folder the pbix file is in.


How do I do that?



    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("C:\Subfolder\Example\SitURLs.xlsx"), null, true),




    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents(""& PV_Folder &"\SitURLs.xlsx"), null, true),


[edited for clarity?]

Super User IV
Super User IV

To my knowledge, there is no automagical way to get the current folder as a parameter to a query. That being said, you can use the "Manage Parameters" in the Power Query editor to create a parameter for folder that the end user can edit to be the correct path. In the Power Query Editor on the Home tab, use the "Manage Parameters" dialog to create a new parameter.


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Thanks smoupre,

I am going to keep hunting, but for now will hardcode a folder as a parameter that can be updated

Hi @I_Like_Pi,


Currently, the available values for a parameter can only from a hardcode list. For the feature to get parameter available values from a query, I would recommend you submit a feature request in the idea forum:





Charlie Liao

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