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Quick Tips: Connecting to Excel Files Stored in SharePoint Online from Power BI Desktop

Quick Tips: Connecting to Excel Files Stored in SharePoint Online from Power BI Desktop

Microsoft Excel is a trusted data source for Power BI, and there are various ways of storing Excel files. This tutorial provides two quick methods for connecting to an Excel file saved in SharePoint Online. Whether you're a seasoned user or a beginner, these methods will help you connect to your Excel file in a pinch.

The first method involves using the SharePoint Folder connector from within Power BI Desktop. This requires the user to have specific permissions in SharePoint. The second method involves using the Web connector with an Excel file URL. This method doesn't require SharePoint permissions and only necessitates user credentials.

And that's it! Whether you use either of these methods, they help connect Excel files stored in SharePoint Online to Power BI Desktop and pave the way for more comprehensive data visualization and analytics.

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