FIX: Desktop Power BI shows no content after you ‘Get Data’

Where is my content?

As already described in my previous post, I don’t work much with PowerBI. I am an infrastructure engineer myself and can therefore write data to an Azure Storage Table or similar, but I do not do the further layout in PowerBI.

What sometimes happen is that customers ask if I can write the output and create the PowerBI in PowerBI Desktop so that they can then transform it into a nice dashboard.

I always run into several problems, and this is also a major frustration. Hence this blog post for the dummies among us.


Well, show me the output in PowerBI then.

Well, this isn’t too difficult. After you have loaded the data you will not see any data.

Go to Edit Queries.

Select Edit Queries again.

And then choose Expand Content.

A ‘menu’ is then loaded on the right of your screen. These are the column parameters of your content.

FIX: Desktop Power BI shows no content after you 'Get Data'
FIX: Desktop Power BI shows no content after you ‘Get Data’

Here you can select which columns you want to display in your Power BI.

Select OK.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infrastructure, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

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