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DavidB023 Helper III
Helper III

Sharepoint data connect

Hi everybody !


I just need to connect my Excel table from a Sharepoint link written like that : http://sps/sites/AAA/ZZZ/EEE.aspx


It is present like this and my excel is just the file surrounded :




When I enter my link (without .aspx), I have an error like this :



 In fact, I try to enter a reduced link for example with the previous folder, and when I success to connect I see nothing... When I arrive on the a connected panel (Anonymous,Window..) nothing work.


I try Sharepoint file, Sharepoint list, Sharepoint list online but unsuccessful..


Does anybody can illuminate me on my problem please ?



Best regards


richardlhughes Resolver III
Resolver III

Re: Sharepoint data connect

Hi @DavidB023, See if you can by using the Web data source type in the gateway connection to the SharePoint URL for the Excel file in the Power BI web service portal.


 I have been able to have this setup working previously. Also, by looking at your URL you shouldn't be using the .aspx in your data query. The Gateway connection and the query should instead be referencing the file in the SharePoint library i.e. http://site/Library/file.xlsx


There might be another way to setup this connection, however, this was working for my environment.

v-piga-msft Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Re: Sharepoint data connect

Hi @DavidB023,


Do you want to connect the Sharepoint data fromPower Bi Service or Power BI Desktop?


If you want to connect from Power BI Service, you could connect the without typing the URl.



If you want to connect from Power BI Desktop, you could have different ways.

Power BI: Two Way To Get Data From SharePoint List / Library


Please note that you should enter the root URL for SharePoint site.






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DavidB023 Helper III
Helper III

Re: Sharepoint data connect




Thanks for your answers, I work with Power BI Desktop.


So I try methods you said but I have a little problem. When I enter my url (so without subfolders), Power Bi Desktop launch it and I arrive on a dialog box but nothing appear.




Sometimes, I arrived on that when I try other thing like Web source but my login doesn't work





Concerning my URL, the sharepoint which I want is always in .aspx, could it be a problem or is it normal ?


Moreover, my Sharepoint source has several folders but I can't imagine that I can't load everything and load what I want.


Sorry but it's my first time with a Sharepoint so my first with Sharepoint and Power BI...




I don't really understant what Odata is but I'm sure I can load my Sharepoint without it.



Best regards






Regular Visitor

Re: Sharepoint data connect

Hi David, 

I guess you've find how to resolve this by now? I am encountering the same issue... Can you share how you were able to bypass those problems?


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