Power Query - How to Import and Clean Data Quickly
Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012 Mike founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics. Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.
Do you import data into Excel from other sources (such as CSV files, text files, web pages, databases, or SharePoint)?
Does the data that you import need to be "cleaned" before it can be used? (cleaning refers to things like removing duplicate rows, removing blank rows, removing unnecessary columns, converting cases, changing date formats, and more).
Do you spend more time than necessary performing data cleaning tasks? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you need to learn how to use Power Query!
- Importing data into Excel from sources such as text files, web pages, and databases
- Avoiding Excel’s "million-rows limitation” by connecting to external data sources
- Updating the imported data (when the source data changes) with two clicks
- Creating Pivot Tables from external data sources
- Using the Query Editor to quickly clean and transform data to make it useable
- Using the Query Editor to create calculated columns
Who Should Attend
This training is aimed at users of Excel who wish to learn about Power Query. Attendees should have at least intermediate knowledge of Excel and be familiar with formulas and creating Pivot tables.
Why Should You Attend
If you work with, analyze and generate reports from large datasets, having a good understanding and working knowledge of Power Query is a must!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Power Query is only available for Excel 2010 and later for Windows. It is not available for Excel 2007 (or earlier), Excel Online, or Excel for Mac. If in doubt whether this training is relevant for your version of Excel, please check with your IT department.