Power BI Error – Culture Name ‘en-XX” is not valid or is not supported
I was recently working with an overseas customer and when I tried to open the PBIX file I got the following error
“Culture Name ‘en-IL” is not valid or is not supported”
This is the error as shown below.
When I saw the error, I thought that this might be related to the different language settings between my PC and the customers PC.
To me the clue was the “en-IL”, I know my culture here in Australia is “en-AU”
To fix this I had to go into Control Panel.
I then searched for and clicked on Region, which brought up the Region window below.
NOTE: The Region window might look slightly different depending on which version of Windows you are running.
I then clicked on Language Preferences
When the Language window opens, I then clicked on “Add a language” as shown below.
I then searched in the search section for “en-il” as shown below.
I then clicked on “English (en-IL) and clicked Add.
I could then see in Languages as shown below.
NOTE: I still kept English United States as default.
I then went back to my PBIX file, double clicked and it successfully opened
In this blog post I have shown you how I troubleshooted a language error I had when trying to open a PBIX file.
I hope that this will assist people in the future who might come across this error.
Thanks for reading and any comments or suggestions are most welcome.
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