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Pateen Frequent Visitor
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Renamed fields in Query Editor causes error in Reports

Hi there,

 

I've a a large number of reports running off a dataset connecting to directly to SQL Server.  I've had to rename several fields to more useful names in the Query ediitor.

 

When I refresh these reports I get the following error below.

 

Is there a way of renaming fields so my reports will pick up these newly named fields dynamically?

 

 

rename.JPG

 

 

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Super User I
Super User I

Re: Renamed fields in Query Editor causes error in Reports

Few ways to go about this.  Since it's coming from sql I think it would be safe to assume that the order of the columns would be the same.  Going with that idea:

 

  • Create a List of desired column names in the order of the current output from sql
  • New Column Name List.png
  • to translate that table into a list you can use:
  • = Table.ToList(Source)
  • Then can add this function into a blank query:
(Source as table, Index as list, NewNames as list) =>
let
    #"Index of Old Columns" =
	List.Transform(Index, each Table.ColumnNames( Source ){_}

),
    ZippedList = List.Zip( {#"Index of Old Columns",NewNames}),
    #"Rename Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(Source, ZippedList)
in
    #"Rename Columns"

Then you can use that function in your table:

= fnRenameColumns(Source, {0..(List.Count(NewColumnNames)-1)},NewColumnNames)

Could use a few more steps to get rid of that List.Count, but this works just fine. 

Before and After.png

 

Credit to Gil Raviv and his amazing book on Power Query!

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Super User I
Super User I

Re: Renamed fields in Query Editor causes error in Reports

Few ways to go about this.  Since it's coming from sql I think it would be safe to assume that the order of the columns would be the same.  Going with that idea:

 

  • Create a List of desired column names in the order of the current output from sql
  • New Column Name List.png
  • to translate that table into a list you can use:
  • = Table.ToList(Source)
  • Then can add this function into a blank query:
(Source as table, Index as list, NewNames as list) =>
let
    #"Index of Old Columns" =
	List.Transform(Index, each Table.ColumnNames( Source ){_}

),
    ZippedList = List.Zip( {#"Index of Old Columns",NewNames}),
    #"Rename Columns" = Table.RenameColumns(Source, ZippedList)
in
    #"Rename Columns"

Then you can use that function in your table:

= fnRenameColumns(Source, {0..(List.Count(NewColumnNames)-1)},NewColumnNames)

Could use a few more steps to get rid of that List.Count, but this works just fine. 

Before and After.png

 

Credit to Gil Raviv and his amazing book on Power Query!

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Re: Renamed fields in Query Editor causes error in Reports

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