Power Query Excel data from Variable / Dynamic Worksheet...

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Hi All, 

I'm using power query to pull data from a weekly file via  filepath and name in cell reference, which is working perfectly. However when I change week number, worksheet name for next week file changes as well and producing an error. 

How I can change M.Code to take data from first sheet in workbook as there is only one sheet in every week file? 

Thanks for ideas.

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You may change in Navigation step the code which is usually looks like

Sheet1_Sheet = Source{[Item="Sheet1",Kind="Sheet"]}[Data],


Sheet1_Sheet = Source{0}[Data],

Other words, use relative reference instead of absolute one.

Thank you Sergei.
I removed 1st column (Name) showing sheet name added by query itself and refresh query. It did work and now sheet Name column refreshing as well without extra hard coding. Also I don't have Navigation step in my applied step may be because of setting file Path for the source.
Thanks again for a quick suggestion which may be helpful in some other but similar cases.


Yes, that's also the way if you have only one sheet. The idea is when connecting to Excel file connector takes sheets one by one in sequential order. First record is always for the first sheet. Instead of taking it by record metadata you may take just first record. In your case both

    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("C:\Test\Book1.xlsx"), null, true),
    #"Removed Other Columns" = Table.SelectColumns(Source,{"Data"}),
    #"Expanded Data" = Table.ExpandTableColumn(#"Removed Other Columns", "Data",... 


    Source = Excel.Workbook(File.Contents("C:\Test\Book1.xlsx"), null, true){0}[Data]

shall work.

@Sergei Baklan thanks for this man. this really helped me on appending all of the data as one table I'm new to queries, VBA and pivot so I'm in a newbie stage.