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rzavgazaryan
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I can refresh my Power Query Excel File (living in SharePoint), but my coworker cannot (SQL)

Hi all -

I have a excel file that lives in our team's SharePoint folder. I have connected to a SQL server that my teammates and I have access to. I query a small dataset, did a few transformations, and loaded the table to a sheet.

When I hit refresh, it takes no more than 30 seconds for everything to refresh, and I'm all set.

Now when I ask my coworker to go to the same SharePoint folder, and refresh the dataset, he gets an error which says: "We were unable to refresh one or more data connections in this workbook. The following connections failed to refresh:"

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All the tables loaded are from the same database.. what could be going wrong? I always have issues with other people having to refreshing my Power Query connections in an excel file. Would appreciate any help here. Thanks!


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KNP
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Could you ask your colleague to open the file and go to Data>>Get Data>>Data Source Settings

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Then edit the permissions...

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Then change these as required...

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Hopefully this helps.

If not, I'd be confirming the permissions at the database level.

 

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KNP
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Could you ask your colleague to open the file and go to Data>>Get Data>>Data Source Settings

KNP_3-1643055793475.png

 

Then edit the permissions...

KNP_1-1643055652092.png

Then change these as required...

KNP_2-1643055688646.png

 

Hopefully this helps.

If not, I'd be confirming the permissions at the database level.

 

Have I solved your problem?
Please click Accept as Solution so I don't keep coming back to this post, oh yeah, others may find it useful also ;).
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