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Connect to password protected excel workbook

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Trav on 21 Aug 2015 09:38:21

It would be great if we can connect or open the password protected excel workbook inside Power BI Desktop. Of course we should know & provide the password first.

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Elke Hammerl on 17 May 2023 13:22:50

RE: Connect to password protected excel workbook

This would really usefull

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on 24 Apr 2023 08:08:48

RE: Connect to password protected excel workbook

This feature is a MUST; otherwise how can we use excel from Power Automate with a minimum security?

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Heidi Croft on 19 Feb 2023 17:35:37

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I somewhat expect to have issues connecting to Salesforce or other non-Microsoft products. But it unbelievable to me that we cannot connect to excel files if they have a password or if they are .xlsb. How was this missed?

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Carl Kalbfleisch on 16 Feb 2023 21:01:23

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Would really like to have this available in Power BI Dataflow to be able to read password protected Excel

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Matthew Yin on 14 Feb 2023 00:26:02

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Please make an update for this!

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Yumna Alya on 08 Feb 2023 04:36:02

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I agree, really need.

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Anthony Pisano on 12 Jan 2023 18:30:48

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This seems pretty basic and pretty essential. Need to have the ability to prevent people from changing data in excel, but still access it for report building and auto-refresh. Especially since these are both microsoft tools.

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Chris White on 31 Oct 2022 11:51:35

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My company just made it compulsory to mark all files in Office 365 with Confidential and as a effect this encrypts the file (similar to password protection). Now our finance teams can either comply with the measure and break Power Query (for Power BI or Excel) or mislabel workbooks. The sooner this one can be solved the better!

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Benedict Mah on 16 Aug 2022 02:54:54

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Please implement this feature asap, it is very important to encrypt confidential data but at the same time we need to be able to use these data for analysis.

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Alexandre Robidel on 12 Aug 2022 09:56:16

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It would be very important to me to add this functionnality to Power Query. I needed to remove password from all my files to be able to use PQ on them...