Connect Power BI to Multiple Excel Sheets

This article shows you how to connect Power BI to Multiple Excel Sheets and how to load and use data present in those Excel sheets.

To demonstrate the Connect Power BI to Multiple Excel Sheets, we will load data from multiple tables or sheets in an excel file to Power BI, and generate a bar chart.

How to Connect Power BI to Multiple Excel Sheets

Before we start Connecting to Multiple Excel Sheets to load, Let us see the sample superstore Excel file’s data. From the below screenshot, you can see it has three sheets Orders, Returns, and Users.

Excel Sheet 1

If you are in the Power BI visualization page. Under the Home tab, click the Get Data option and select the Excel, as we have shown below. Or, select More options and select Excel.

Get Data From Excel File 2

Once you click on the Excel tab, a new window will open to select the Excel File from our file system. For now, we are selecting the Sample – Superstore file, as shown below.

Select Excel File in Hard Drive 3

Expanding the Superstore Excel folder will display the list of available sheets.

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Selecting the sheet or table shows the Data Preview. From the screenshot below, you can see the preview of the sheet. If you are satisfied with the Data and the data types, then click the Load button; otherwise, click the Edit button to make changes.

Currently, we don’t want to make any changes to the data. So, let me click on the Load button

View Table and Click Load Button 5

Please wait until the load is complete

Wait until Processing queries complete 6

Now you can see all the Columns imported from the excel file under the Fields section. As you can see, there is an issue with the Users table because Power BI hasn’t picked up the column names from the first row.

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Please click on the Edit Queries tab

Click the Edit Queries button 8

Click on the Use First Row as Headers

Checkmark the Use First Row as Headers option 9

That’s it. We Connected Power BI to Multiple Excel Sheets and loaded data from multiple sheets.

Let me create a Column chart using this data. I suggest you refer to the Column Chart article to understand the steps involved in creating it.

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