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pabeader
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Is there a way to expose the table name in Power Query?

I have 50+ tables that I need to include the name of, as a column in the table.  I would rather not go the 'add a custom column with the name of the table '  route.  

I thought there would be something like Table.Name that I could use, but I sure can't find it.

 

 

This doesn't work:

Text.Combine({Text.From([EAREA], "en-US"), Text.From([ENUMBER], "en-US"),Text.From([Table.Name], "en-US")}, "-")  

 

 

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mahoneypat
Super User IV
Super User IV

As @lbendlin mentioned, the key is to use #shared in your query.  Here is some M code to give you a list of tables in the current model.

let
Source = #shared,
#"Converted to Table" = Record.ToTable(Source),
#"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Custom", each Value.Is([Value], Table.Type)),
#"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Added Custom", each ([Custom] = true))
in
#"Filtered Rows"

 

Pat

 





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Icey
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Community Support

Hi @pabeader ,

 

Please check if the method @mahoneypat provided could meet your requirements. 

And this blog explains in detail: Get List of Queries in Power BI - RADACAD.

 

 

Best Regards,

Icey

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

mahoneypat
Super User IV
Super User IV

As @lbendlin mentioned, the key is to use #shared in your query.  Here is some M code to give you a list of tables in the current model.

let
Source = #shared,
#"Converted to Table" = Record.ToTable(Source),
#"Added Custom" = Table.AddColumn(#"Converted to Table", "Custom", each Value.Is([Value], Table.Type)),
#"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(#"Added Custom", each ([Custom] = true))
in
#"Filtered Rows"

 

Pat

 





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lbendlin
Super User III
Super User III

@ImkeF  has answered that question a while back.

 

Is there a way to get a table name in Power Query? (microsoft.com)

I read that and that is exactly what I don't want to do.  Assume that I have no idea what the table names are going to be.  I need some way to get the table name from the object itself.

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