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                    278 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Updating the status to be more accurate. We have now shipped a preview of this feature in our September release (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-september-2018-feature-summary/#pdf) and an update to it in our November release (https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-november-2018-feature-summary/#pdf). Make sure to try out the preview and give us feedback if you haven’t already.

                    Mike Honey commented  · 

                    A heads-up that while this feature kind-of worked in the November 2018 release, it was totally wrecked in the December 2018 update - the table and row detection broke to the point it was unusable.

                    The good news is the February 2019 update has fixed those problems and improved the detection of similar tables on subsequent pages - they are combined into one table. An odd new "feature" is that after detecting a table they leave you to manually add a Promoted Headers step - ideally that would be generated.

                    I've worked on many projects with multiple similar technologies over the years (Tabula was my previous fav). It's always a little messy due to the limitations of the PDF format. But I feel more confident tackling them in Power Query, with all it's glorious data transformation power at my fingertips.

                    Thanks Amanda and team!

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                    Mike Honey commented  · 

                    While we wait for a Connector solution (which would be great), I'm having some success at this task using the open-source Tabula project.

                    http://tabula.technology/

                    It has supporting automation/scripting projects (e.g. tabula-py for python), but in almost all cases manual extract design and post-extract data transformation is required. I guess this is due to the imprecise nature of PDF tables.

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                            under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Preparation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Mike Honey commented  · 

                            Another useful feature would be to be able to make some of the column pairs do an "Exact Match" while other column pairs use a "fuzzy match". For example "Exact Match" on ISO Country Code, then "fuzzy match" on Company Name/Address etc.

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                              Mike Honey commented  · 

                              Office 365 tenant admins typically have no knowledge of or interest in Power BI.

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                                18 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Mike Honey commented  · 

                                FWIW my current workarounds are in Power Query, either using Transform / UPPERCASE from the UI or Text.Upper ( ) in code.

                                I also struck data recently with non-printing characters at the end: e.g. "ABC" vs "ABC(Tab)". These are counted as different/distinct values in Power Query, but automagically trimmed to a single value in the data model/DAX. My workaround was to Replace Values in Power Query to remove them.

                                Mike Honey commented  · 

                                This is a definite issue, but it made me think of a broader issue - the lack of control over whether PBI is doing case-sensitive/insensitive comparisons. So I made a new Issue for that: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/17235656-case-sensitive-insensitive-option

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                                            10 comments  ·  Power BI Ideas » Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Mike Honey commented  · 

                                            This is a farce - by now there are several blog posts out from respected authors on how to hack around this arbitrary restriction, so it is a pointless annoyance.

                                            https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/2016/08/23/web-contents-m-functions-and-dataset-refresh-errors-in-power-bi/

                                            http://blog.datainspirations.com/2018/02/17/dynamic-web-contents-and-power-bi-refresh-errors/

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