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christianadaa
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Helper IV

Data from SharePoint (Excel file) not updating in power query

Hi, 

 

I connected data from an excel file in SharePoint using the Web ('Get Data'). I do not have any queries or errors. 

I have read other threads. My refresh button in both desktop and power query are toggled to include enable content and include in background.

 

My data is still not updating when I refresh it to reflect the most updated SharePoint excle

sheet. How do I fix this?

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For the web connector you need to take care of the refreshes yourself, it is not automatic.  

Yes, you need to reload your data

If your Power Query produces the exact same result then there willbe no impact to your visuals.

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Add a transform step "Use first row as headers"

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KT_Bsmart2gethe
Super User
Super User

Hi @christianadaa ,

 

Which sign-in method did you select?

Please use organizational account. 

KT_Bsmart2gethe_0-1653181357003.png

Regards

KT

Thank you. 

 

I used this method. The problem still persisted. I have reloaded the data using SharePoint folder. 

Thank you. This link is very helpful.

christianadaa
Helper IV
Helper IV

Thank you. 

I had difficulties using the SharePoint connector so I used The Web connector. A few questions-

Does this mean the data will not update with the Web connection? 
Will I have to reload my data using the SharePoint? 
Will this interfere with my current visuals? 

For the web connector you need to take care of the refreshes yourself, it is not automatic.  

Yes, you need to reload your data

If your Power Query produces the exact same result then there willbe no impact to your visuals.

Thank you. 

 

I have reloaded the data using 'SharePoint Folder' as I will need the data to refresh automatically. 

 

I am not facing the issue of the coloumns not displaying names as it did when I loaded it via the 'Web' function. 

 

Please see comparinson below. I would like my coloumns to display the header names instead of Coloumn 1,2,3 etc. 

 

Loaded the data via 'SharePoint folder'

christianadaa_0-1653195569619.png

 

Loaded the data via 'Web'

christianadaa_1-1653195670085.png

 

 

Add a transform step "Use first row as headers"

Thank you very much. 

 

This worked. 

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Recommendation is to use the Sharepoint folder connector. Microsoft states that changes are "usually" replicated within one hour. 

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