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DaveyP Frequent Visitor
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Working with OneDrive

Hi all

I am new to BI and have a question about handling data

I have created a set of data in excel files saved in one drive, I then created all the reports my company needs to see in powerbi desktop and shared them as an app workspace and at the moment I am manually refreshing every time any of the excel files change.

My question is I have read in multiple places that you can connect your power bi reports to onedrive to keep everything automatically updated when someone changes the excel files but I cannot see how to do this with something already created in powerBI desktop?

Dave
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Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hi @DaveyP,

 

In your scenario, you can configure Schedule Refresh for the dataset after publish to service.

 

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Reference:
Configuring scheduled refresh

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hi @DaveyP,

 

In your scenario, you can configure Schedule Refresh for the dataset after publish to service.

 

q1.PNG

 

Reference:
Configuring scheduled refresh

 

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.

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DaveyP Frequent Visitor
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hi

Thanks for the reply, with a scheduled refresh does it have to connect through my laptop or can it go straight to onedrive to get the files?

Dave
Moderator v-qiuyu-msft
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hi @DaveyP,

 

In Power BI service, we can import Excel workbook stored in OneDrive as a dataset and enable schedule refresh. See: Refresh a dataset created from an Excel workbook on OneDrive, or SharePoint Online.

 

Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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DaveyP Frequent Visitor
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hi

This was the perfect solution but unfortunately I have got another problem. The data that I need to refresh every day comes from automated emails and I was going to use flow to put the email attachments in the relative folder on onedrive for BI to refresh from but the attachments come as XLS files not XLSX and won't auto refresh. I can't get the suppliers to change the format so I need some other way of getting the files to be recognised, any thoughts?

Dave
khazd0rf Visitor
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Re: Working with OneDrive

Hello, 

 

Is it possible to do the same thing with a One Drive folder, instead of a specific file? 

I can't find a way to get this working .

 

thanks a lot,

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