In this article, we will show you, How to upload Power BI Workbooks with practical example. To demonstrate the same, we will load Global Store Sample workbook to Power BI dashboard.
Before we start uploading, let me show you the list of workbooks that are currently available in my Power BI workspace.
As you can see from the below screenshot, currently there are no workbooks available in my workspace.
How to upload Power BI Workbooks
In order to upload workbooks to Power BI, please click on the Get Data button on bottom left corner.
In this example we want to upload excel workbook so, let me click on the Get button inside the Files Tile
Clicking the Get button will open the following window. In this example, we want to upload Excel workbook from our local file system. So, let me select the Local Files option
Once you click on the Local Files button, a new window will be opened to select the File from your file system. For now, we are selecting the Global Store Sample Excel workbook as shown below
Next, Power BI will provide two options for you
- Import Excel data into Power BI: This will allow you to design reports using this imported excel file. This option will add Dataset to my workspace. I suggest you to refer Upload Excel File article.
- Upload your Excel files to Power BI: This is same as Excel Online. You can view, interact with the data like you normally do in Excel. This option will add Workbook to my workspace.
Let me select the Upload your Excel files to Power BI option
Please wait until the uploading is completed
Let me navigate to My Workspace -> Workbooks tab to see the available Workbooks. As you can see, it is displaying the Global Store Sample Workbooks that we uploaded earlier.