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Wani_Muneer
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Load multiple tables using query

using power  query  how can we load multiple tables from Database starting with  'A' 

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The simpliest way it two create Query that connects to the Database, then filter text.  

let
    Source = Sql.Databases("Server", "Database"),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(Source, each Text.StartsWith([Item], "a") or Text.StartsWith([Item], "A"))
in
    #"Filtered Rows"

You will be left with a list of tables starting with a or A.  Note Power Query is case sensitive.

 

Next you can use the "Add as New Query" to open each table separately and load them to Power BI.

 

DarylLynchBzy_0-1670415762374.png

 

Otherwise you might try the search feature in the Navigator Screen when connecting to the database.  But this more of a wildcard search than start with, and would include the schema table as well.

DarylLynchBzy_1-1670416050306.png

 

 

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@Daryl-Lynch-Bzy But at the first step it is loading the whole database like functions, procs, and tables and it might break the power bi file. But my problem is that I wanted to only load filtered table not full database. muneer.pngmuneer 2.png

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Wani_Muneer
Frequent Visitor

Thank you very much 😀😀😀

Wani_Muneer
Frequent Visitor

Hi, @Daryl-Lynch-Bz Thanks for the Reply,

        Yes I want to Load tables Separately

 

 

The simpliest way it two create Query that connects to the Database, then filter text.  

let
    Source = Sql.Databases("Server", "Database"),
    #"Filtered Rows" = Table.SelectRows(Source, each Text.StartsWith([Item], "a") or Text.StartsWith([Item], "A"))
in
    #"Filtered Rows"

You will be left with a list of tables starting with a or A.  Note Power Query is case sensitive.

 

Next you can use the "Add as New Query" to open each table separately and load them to Power BI.

 

DarylLynchBzy_0-1670415762374.png

 

Otherwise you might try the search feature in the Navigator Screen when connecting to the database.  But this more of a wildcard search than start with, and would include the schema table as well.

DarylLynchBzy_1-1670416050306.png

 

 

@Daryl-Lynch-Bzy But at the first step it is loading the whole database like functions, procs, and tables and it might break the power bi file. But my problem is that I wanted to only load filtered table not full database. muneer.pngmuneer 2.png

Note the first step is not loading the database, it is viewing the metadata about the database.  You can filter this view by using any columns (except for the [Data] column).  This Query (i.e. Query13) can be stored excluded from Load. 

 

When you click on the blue Table in the [Data] column, it will load that table into Power Query or Power BI.  

 

Given the number of names on the images above, it may not be effective to Load them individually in separate queries.  Especially, if the underlying tables are the same.  Do the underlying tables have a column with the Table Name?

Daryl-Lynch-Bzy
Super User
Super User

Hi @Wani_Muneer - yes, but it depends what you mean by load.  Do you want to load each one separately or do you want to combine these tables into a single table?

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