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Cnoseworthy Frequent Visitor
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box.com

Hi there!

 

I am a new user of Power BI and I am wondering if I can connect to an excel document I have stored on Box.com as a source of data.  I see sharepoint, and one drive - but no option for Box.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks!

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Re: box.com

You should be able to do this in the Desktop but not aware of a way to do that in the service. I tried this in the service by selecting "Local File". It it allows me to connect to the file, prompted for user name and password (I used a Share link) but then it tells me that the file type is not supported (it is an Excel file and Excel files are supported). I then tried this in the Desktop and it pulled it in OK but seemed to bring it in as a web page XML document. So...use OneDrive?


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Super User
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Re: box.com

You should be able to do this in the Desktop but not aware of a way to do that in the service. I tried this in the service by selecting "Local File". It it allows me to connect to the file, prompted for user name and password (I used a Share link) but then it tells me that the file type is not supported (it is an Excel file and Excel files are supported). I then tried this in the Desktop and it pulled it in OK but seemed to bring it in as a web page XML document. So...use OneDrive?


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Cnoseworthy Frequent Visitor
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Re: box.com

Thanks for your time with this!

savvari Regular Visitor
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Re: box.com

How are you able to connect to Box file from Power BI Desktop?

 

It doesn't work for me.

cfredericks Frequent Visitor
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Re: box.com

I have no issue with uploading the content from box, I found that it works well if they both are in a shared box folder for refreshing. 

 

I am though having issues when I try to open the same report on the the box mobile app which seems to be a huge issue

savvari Regular Visitor
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Re: box.com

Thanks for the response.

 

Which connector do you use in power BI to get data from box?

 

My issue is that when I use Web connector and provide the Box link, the page read is of my single-sign on instead of the actual file.

Cward07 Occasional Visitor
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Re: box.com

@savvari did you get the answer for this? I have same problem.

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cheny134 Frequent Visitor
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Re: box.com

@cfredericks 

Hi, can you share the steps how you connected to box? Thanks

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