Data source settings (Power Query)

Important   This article applies to Power Query, a data analysis feature available for Excel that lets you discover, combine and refine data. You may need to enable Power Query in Excel. You can also download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it. Power Query technology is also built into the Power BI Designer, which is a stand-alone report authoring and data transformation tool for Power BI.

Microsoft Power Query for Excel saves a data source credential, or sign in identity, for each data source connection you have used and data source privacy levels. For more information about privacy levels, see Privacy levels.

I want to

Manage data source credentials

Manage Privacy Levels

Manage data source credentials

  1. In the Power Query ribbon, in Settings, select Data Source Settings.

  2. In the Data Source Settings dialog box, select a data source and select Edit.

  3. In the new Data Source Settings dialog that appears, under Credentials, select Edit.

  4. Select the credential type from the options on the left, and if necessary, provide the Username and Password (or other appropriate information) for the data connection.

Credentials

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Manage Privacy Levels

  1. In the Power Query ribbon, in Settings, select Data Source Settings.

  2. In the Data Source Settings dialog box, select a data source and select Edit.

  3. In the new Data Source Settings dialog that appears, under Privacy Level, select the down-arrow and select the appropriate privacy level for the data source:

    • None

    • Public

    • Organizational

    • Private

Data Source Privacy Settings

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Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2010



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