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Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

I have succesfully done this in the past so wondering if there is an issue with the Nov 2016 release?  When attempting to connect to an on-prem sharepoint site using either odata, SP list or SP folder methods.  With odata I provide the URL https://intranet.milliman.com/teams/corp/CorpIT and I have returned  the error 

Details: "OData: The given URL neither points to an OData service or a feed: 'https://intranet.milliman.com/teams/corp/CorpIT/Pages/home.aspx'."

-or using the SharePoint Folder method and providing the same URL -

"access to the resource is forbidden" while using my window creds for auth.

 

Anyone else or ideas?

 

 

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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

Hi Xiaoxin, I am using the same version of PowerBI, however SharePoint 2013 on-prem.  I did have better success using an Odata connection in my most recent attmpts.  By specifying as the source URL https://{site}/_api/web  also this URL gives more information about the content of the sites, but is not easy to work with.  https://{site}/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Documents') 

 

Best, 

Sid

 

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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

Hi @sidsiegel,

 

I create a share point site and test with below methods:

 

1. Sharepoint Folder.

Success.

 

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2. Sharepoint List.

Success.

 

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3. OData feed.

Failed.

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The sharepoint folder and sharepoint list function seems work on my side, can you share some detail content of your issue?

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

I'm not sure what else I can share to help identify the issue.  I have been able to access on-prem Sharepoint list/folders in the past, but of course things change on the SharePoint side as well as new versions of Power BI are released.

Sid

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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

Hi @sidsiegel,

 

Which version of power bi desktop you use? Perhaps you can try to use the latest version to test.

 

Notice: I test on 2.41.4581.361 64-bit (November 2016), sharepoint 2010 on-pre, both sp folder and list can be access.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

Hi Xiaoxin, I am using the same version of PowerBI, however SharePoint 2013 on-prem.  I did have better success using an Odata connection in my most recent attmpts.  By specifying as the source URL https://{site}/_api/web  also this URL gives more information about the content of the sites, but is not easy to work with.  https://{site}/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Documents') 

 

Best, 

Sid

 

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Re: Unable to connect to sharepoint document library

Hi there,

I'm trying this solution, I'm getting a unable to conntect to remote server error. Is there a setting in sharepoint I need to change to allow this type of conntection?

 

Thanks

Kassie

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