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Powerbi_astra
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local drive to sharepoint upload automate

Is there a way in power bi that I can pick up an excel file from a local hard drive and upload to sharepoint folder, on a daily basis ?

Basically automating the process so user need not upload the file to sharepoint folder everyday

 

The power bi report looks at the excel file which is located in the sharepoint folder

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edhans
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No, not in Power BI. That is a Power Automate feature. You'd need to have the local network drive added to a gateway, then have Power Automate monitor that folder and upload to sharepoint. For the specifics, you'd need to ask in the Power Automate community. Microsoft Power Automate Community - Power Platform Community

Once it is uploaded, you can add the Refresh Power BI Dataset so as soon as a new file is uploaded, the report refreshes.



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Powerbi_astra
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Excellent insights everybody, thank you 🙂

Glad to help @Powerbi_astra - if you could mark 1 or more as the solution so this thread can be closed we'd appreciate it!



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Burningsuit
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Hi @Powerbi_astra 

Take a look at syncing file and folders from Sharepoint to a local drive. This allows you to have a local folder with files that are regularly synchronised to Sharepoint.

Sync SharePoint files and folders (microsoft.com)

Hope this helps

Stuart

 

AlexisOlson
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I think Power Automate might be the more appropriate tool for this sort of thing.

 

https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/

edhans
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No, not in Power BI. That is a Power Automate feature. You'd need to have the local network drive added to a gateway, then have Power Automate monitor that folder and upload to sharepoint. For the specifics, you'd need to ask in the Power Automate community. Microsoft Power Automate Community - Power Platform Community

Once it is uploaded, you can add the Refresh Power BI Dataset so as soon as a new file is uploaded, the report refreshes.



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