In general, when you load the data from a data source, you get the table names directly from the data source. While you are working with Transformations, you might need names that are more meaningful. In these situations, you can use Power BI rename table option. In this article will show you, How to Rename Table Names in Power BI with an example.
How to Rename Table Names in Power BI
To demonstrate this rename tables option, we are going to use the tables that we imported in Connect to SQL article.
In order to rename the table names, please click Edit Queries option under the Home tab.
Clicking Edit Queries option will open a new window called Power Query Editor.
From the below screenshot you can see, when you select the table, you can see a table name under the properties section. You can use this section to rename the table
Using the Properties window, we renamed the DimReseller table name as Reseller
Now you can see the same
Alternatively, you can right-click on the table name and select the Rename option from the context menu.
Let me rename this as Customer
Now you can see that the table name has changed
Similarly, we renamed the remaining tables. Next, hit Close & Apply option under the Home tab to apply these changes.
Please wait until the changed are applied
Now you can see the more meaningful table names