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how to get only the latest file out a folder

I have a simple question but I don’t have the solution….

 

Is it possible to get only the newest excelfile out of a folder?

For example, I have this 4 files in a folder.

Now I want tot pickup only the newest one.

Next week my colleague will put a new file in the folder.

When I refresh my PowerBI dashboard next week, I want only that file, PowerBI have to skip the older one.

 

Are there possibilities to do it this way?

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Re: how to get only the latest file out a folder

@wanttobeanalyst 

choose Folder as a Data source

at the next step press Trasform Data

sort Desc by Date Modified field

execute Keep Top rows (leave 1 row)

expand the Content field

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Re: how to get only the latest file out a folder

@wanttobeanalyst , Refer if this can help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H9xM741hBQ

https://medium.com/@wkrzywiec/getting-data-from-the-latest-file-in-a-folder-using-power-query-51dfa4...



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Re: how to get only the latest file out a folder

Hi @wanttobeanalyst

You have to open the Power Query Editor and from the steps tab select the one where you have all columns related to your files such as Content, Source.Name and extension (it could be step number 4 or 5).

Go then to the Date Column and select as Date/Time Filters the option Is Latest, this will filter will always bring to your report the newest files uploded to your folder.

 

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Re: how to get only the latest file out a folder

@wanttobeanalyst 

choose Folder as a Data source

at the next step press Trasform Data

sort Desc by Date Modified field

execute Keep Top rows (leave 1 row)

expand the Content field

Снимок.PNG


do not hesitate to give a kudo to useful posts and mark solutions as solution
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Re: how to get only the latest file out a folder

Thanks, this really helpfull!

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