Power Query can connect to a wide range of data sources. Databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, Text files, Big data and Hadoop data sources, online searches and OData feeds, Cloud storage, Facebook, SharePoint and many other types of data storage. Power Query extracts the data from sources, and does transformations such as splitting columns, data conversions, lookups, merge, append, data cleansing and many other data transformations AUTOMATICALLY without the use of VBA. Power Query introduced a new expression language called “M” for data transformations.
Power Query is simply the best transformation and data manipulation tool for Excel and easier to use, understand and master than any other tools.
What Will I Learn From This Course?
Anyone who needs to work with Microsoft Excel in order to connect to external data and then process, analyse and display the data in order to produce suitable output at all levels within an organisation. Excel Power Users, executives, managers, data & business analysts, IT professionals and BI Consultants.
Delegates should be proficient users of Excel, familiar with PivotTables and understand the basics of Power Query.
At Course Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, the delegate should be proficient with Power Query and have the necessary skills to implement and automate the process of pulling in data, performing data transformation, and data cleansing.
Course Outline for This Programme
This module explains to connect to the website to import data from tables. Learn how to connect to OData feeds to get data. OData is a standard for providing access to data over the internet.
In this module, you will reshape data complex data structures such as cross tab tables, tables with multiple headers.
This module shows how to use more power query functions and multiple condition logic, build customized functions and use it for repeated transformation.
In this module, you understand the logic of “M” code and how code is written. Complicated data transformation can be done using “M” language for Power Query. Learn how to access the HELP to Power Query functions. You will create a dynamic query using “M” code which makes the query flexible and allows others to use the query without having to modify it
Date table is important with Time Intelligence scenarios with Power Pivot. With a dynamic date table, you will not need to extend your calendar manually as time goes by. You will also create Fiscal calendars which is a little more complicated than a normal fiscal year that ends in December.
- Excel 2010/2013/2016
- Power Query (Add-in) for Excel 2010/2013
- Power Query version (minimum 2.46 – released May 2017)