Sunday, August 29, 2021

How to Fix the DataSource.Error Message in Power Query

If you're sharing or collaborating with other intermediate Power Query users and source data from large files, you don't want to send those large files back and forth if it doesn't change. Basically your transformation or analysis file is the changing item and when you share that file, the source for the data is going to change; hence you might get the dreaded DataSource.error message. There's a couple ways to deal with this error like replacing the source in the query steps and then refreshing. In this video, it'll cover a way to use the parameter feature in Power Query to set up a path to the source and reference that path in the query step.

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