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Data Flows-getting past connection settings

No matter the source / Excel or Blank Query I cannot get past the connection settings.

Exhausted forums and youtube on subject.

 

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Thank you,

 

SMG

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hi @spencer_II 

Based on my research, your File path or URL is wrong.

it should like this format:

C:\Users\linli\Desktop\xxx\xxxx\xxxx\New Microsoft Excel Worksheet.xlsx

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Not your path  C:\Work\Analysis\Pwr BI Monthly

 

By the way, for local file, you need to add a new datasource in manage gateway like below:

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And when you add this datasource, please don't enable Skip Test Connnection that make sure you could have a test this datasource.

 

https://radacad.com/the-power-bi-gateway-all-you-need-to-know

 

Regards,

Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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I don’t think you can set it to a local file. 
It either has to be a network location or a (Sharepoint) URL. 
Next to that you also should be a user of the data gateway entry for this location. 



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Thank you... so if I saved the file containing the Power Query to OneDrive?

 

Appreciate the assistance.

 

Spencer🙂

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Community Support

hi @spencer_II 

Based on my research, your File path or URL is wrong.

it should like this format:

C:\Users\linli\Desktop\xxx\xxxx\xxxx\New Microsoft Excel Worksheet.xlsx

3.JPG

 

Not your path  C:\Work\Analysis\Pwr BI Monthly

 

By the way, for local file, you need to add a new datasource in manage gateway like below:

4.JPG

And when you add this datasource, please don't enable Skip Test Connnection that make sure you could have a test this datasource.

 

https://radacad.com/the-power-bi-gateway-all-you-need-to-know

 

Regards,

Lin

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

View solution in original post

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