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Refresh from onedrive

Sorry, new to this.

I have an MI database that can save either an excel or csv file to a shared folder or to one drive.

Our IT is struggling with the Gateway, so I'm going with onedrive?

 

1. Is it better to have a CSV or Excel file?

2. Do I use this to create a new PBIX file in Power BI Desktop, save that to OneDrive and publish to Power BI, or

3. Ignore Desktop, go to Power BI and then pick up the CSV or Excel file via Get Data / Files and build in there.

 

I want the original file to be refreshed overnight, and then management to see the updated graphs when they walk in the next morning. Without a Gateway (which has stumped our IT provider), I'm not sure how to do this.

 

Any process/guide welcome to help me choose the type of file, where to save it, whether I use PowerBI or PowerBI Desktop.

 

thanks,

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Re: Refresh from onedrive

@DJ1965 Check out this article under the Excel workbook grid to make sure you set things up and get the refresh that you expect.


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Re: Refresh from onedrive

@DJ1965 ,

You can also take a look at the following articles about refreshing Excel/dataset stored on OneDrive.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-refresh-excel-file-onedrive/
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-refresh-desktop-file-onedrive/


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Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Super User III

Re: Refresh from onedrive

@DJ1965 Check out this article under the Excel workbook grid to make sure you set things up and get the refresh that you expect.


Looking for more Power BI tips, tricks & tools? Check out PowerBI.tips the site I co-own with Mike Carlo. Also, if you are near SE WI? Join our PUG Milwaukee Brew City PUG

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Re: Refresh from onedrive

@DJ1965 ,

You can also take a look at the following articles about refreshing Excel/dataset stored on OneDrive.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-refresh-excel-file-onedrive/
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-refresh-desktop-file-onedrive/


Regards,

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
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Advocate I

Re: Refresh from onedrive

Has anyone figured out how to use a folder in Onedrive as a location?  This works for me for a single file, but I am looking to point to an entire folder.

Thank you!

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