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JeromeC Frequent Visitor
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connecting to sharepoint sub folder

Hi Team,

I have a sharepoint site, lets call it ABC. within it I have over 100 subfolders, and i would only like to access one sub folder called "data test" when connecting to PowerBI Desktop.

the site  url itself is  

Since PBI desktop only lets you put the the site URL, when i load the site url, i have over 1000 of files, and cannot filter to that particular sub folder. 

Is there a way to easily connect to one sharepoint subfolder? Any help would be appreciated. 


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Re: connecting to sharepoint sub folder


unfortunately this not possible.

You have to use the path field to use text filter that specifies your subfolder.

Wondering why you can't filter, because of the amount of the files?

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JeromeC Frequent Visitor
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Re: connecting to sharepoint sub folder

Hi Tom,


Yes, there are too many files in that site, so it only lets me filter to the first 1000. 

I am trying to reach site/ABC/x/x/x/x/data test/ 

within that, is 4 excel files. the goal is to add files each month so i can refresh it easily.

it seems that the only way is to have a local file path and refresh it on 1 computer? 

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