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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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Andrew Bradley on 27 Jul 2022 14:24:50

RE: Connect to password protected excel workbook

Not helpful to restrict access to sensitive files for reporting purposes, please remove and enable import.

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Allister B on 27 Jul 2022 09:22:42

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It would also be so good to have this for PQ in Excel too

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Wilson Wong on 08 Jul 2022 07:50:16

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Please prioritize rolling out this feature, its a pretty essential feature.

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Philipp Haselmayr on 17 May 2022 12:43:11

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In desperate need of this feature!

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Pia Haslinger on 17 May 2022 12:35:15

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It would be great if this feature gets worked on. We would really make great use of it!

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E P on 28 Apr 2022 08:17:36

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We really need this..

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Shuhei Ueda on 14 Mar 2022 14:10:13

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I am also facing the same issue... I am sure a lot of company wants a dashboard off of a locked spreadsheets... Especially from Sharepoint and OneDrive... Like ask for a password before open/edit.

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Simon Brock on 25 Feb 2022 07:26:49

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I landed here after a very quick search for 'Power BI password protected Excel'. I cannot believe this is a thing! Surely there should be a way to enter the password in Power BI and convey it securely to the Excel workbook. Needs implementing!

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Frank Gonzalez-Morphy on 12 Feb 2022 13:40:04

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As Excel and PowerBI are from the same company, it should be possible to have a field for "Password", so PowerBI could via API or something similar pass the required code. See "avanced" options of excel sheet importing dialog ... https://community.powerbi.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/252030i14BF4B6ECFA9F088/image-size/large?v=v2&px=999

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Eric Klamm on 11 Feb 2022 18:45:16

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This is a needed feature. If you have the password it should be an option to enter it upon connection, similar to connecting to SQL or any other authenticated connection