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hamzahad91 Regular Visitor
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Power BI changing Excel source file

I would like to know if it's possible to change the data file from PBI Online or I sould use PBI Desktop?

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Super User
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Re: Power BI changing Excel source file

Development changes to the location of your sources should be done through your power bi desktop.

 

Power BI won't make actual changes to your source data inside the source file.  It is a read-only system.

 

Hope that answers your question.


   

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Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Power BI changing Excel source file

Hi @hamzahad91,

 

We can only change which kind of data source file get data from in Power BI desktop. While in Power BI service, we are not able to change data source. In your scenario, you can click Data source settings -> Change Source to get data from different Excel files.

 

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Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Super User
Super User

Re: Power BI changing Excel source file

Development changes to the location of your sources should be done through your power bi desktop.

 

Power BI won't make actual changes to your source data inside the source file.  It is a read-only system.

 

Hope that answers your question.


   

              Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!
       

Proud to be a Datanaut!


   


Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
Moderator

Re: Power BI changing Excel source file

Hi @hamzahad91,

 

We can only change which kind of data source file get data from in Power BI desktop. While in Power BI service, we are not able to change data source. In your scenario, you can click Data source settings -> Change Source to get data from different Excel files.

 

q2.PNG

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.