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Avoid hardcoded paths in Power Query

With the release of the April update (2016), Power BI allows the use of parameters and in this video I will show you how to configure them to avoid using hardcoded paths when connecting to file sources in your computer.

Table of contents:

00:00 Intro
01:00 Why hardcoded paths are problematic
01:30 How parameters work
02:30 How to create your own parameters
04:00 Add the parameter to your path
04:45 Test the parameter

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Set up Query Parameters to avoid hardcoded paths in Power Query

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