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Editing columns and tables from a Power Query connection is no longer possible by using PowerPivot in Excel 2013

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After certain edits in PowerPivot in Excel 2013, Power Query connections are read-only and further edits are blocked in Power Query.

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After you applyOctober 13, 2015, update for Office 2013 (KB3039800) , September 8, 2015, update for Office 2013 (KB3039739) and MS15-099: Description of the security update for Excel 2013: September 8, 2015 (KB3085502) , the edits are blocked and Power Query can change the queries in these connections. The following actions in PowerPivot are blocked for tables that are loaded by using Power Query:
  • Delete columns
  • Rename columns
  • Change the data type of a column
  • Delete tables
  • Rename tables
When you try to do these actions, you will receive the following error message:
This table was created with Power Query. To change this table, use Power Query instead.

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Article ID : 3085077
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 10/13/2015
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