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shawnw Frequent Visitor
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Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

I am taking a training class that has us uploading an Excel document with multiple tables into Power BI Service, and the expected outcome is that the Dataset will contain multiple tables. However, it only has a single table from the workbook. The trainer does not know why this is happening, and it's happening for everyone in the class, so presumably there's some issue with the workbook. The workbook contains four sheets, with each sheet containing a separate Table with a unique name.

 

I've looked at forums and documentation and can't find much about how this feature works (or might not work) in this scenario. Any thoughts?

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TD21 Regular Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Open the spreadsheet in Excel, go to Data -> Queries & Connections -> delete the connection listed there. Save.

 

Delete the dataset from Power BI service and try importing again. It should work now.

 

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TD21 Regular Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Could you upload and share the Excel workbook in question?

shawnw Frequent Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

File is here, I think based on Microsoft's AdventureWorks database.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mBCR6M2MdZkYVew6Z4OG_iEIsTgK0C23/view?usp=sharing

shawnw Frequent Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Screenshot of results here: https://imgur.com/QNEXdqQ

TD21 Regular Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

I downloaded the spreadsheet and all 4 tables loaded fine.

Screenshot:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EECHGdrZvRxIw7IHuH1FbODEhkPEjnTs/view?usp=drivesdk
shawnw Frequent Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Yes, this works fine in Power BI Desktop, but Power BI Service (at least the trial I'm using) does not find the other tables. 

TD21 Regular Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

I published it to Power BI service and it still worked fine for me. I'm using PBI Desktop version 2.71 (July 2019); not sure if that makes a difference.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_1dPTjYEz12J08Udw68wpZ5rZHNlvgMq/view?usp=sharing

shawnw Frequent Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Did you publish from PBI Desktop or use Get Data->Files->Local File->Import from PBI Service? I'm doing the latter.

TD21 Regular Visitor
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Re: Import Excel With Multiple Tables - Only One Table Imported

Open the spreadsheet in Excel, go to Data -> Queries & Connections -> delete the connection listed there. Save.

 

Delete the dataset from Power BI service and try importing again. It should work now.

 

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