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Excel Power Query Introduction

1 Day Course
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Course Information

Course Requirements
  • You should have a reasonable knowledge of using Excel.
  • Familiarity with Excel pivot tables would be an advantage.
  • You should be aware of the Table feature in Excel.
  • You should have Excel 2010 or a later version installed on your PC.
What will you learn 
  • Filtering out data you don't need.
  • Deleting/sorting rows, columns, or blanks
  • Transforming text, numeric, and date columns.
  • Removing spaces and special characters from your data.
  • Renaming, adding/removing, Splitting/joining, and reordering columns.
  • Creating calculating columns/fields which never existed in the source data.
  • Merging / consolidating / appending data from Text files, CSV files or database tables.

Course Outline

1. Topics
  • Power Query Introduction
  • Import Data to Power Query
  • Load & Refresh Data
  • Data Transformation
  • Using the Merge & the Append query features
  • Understanding the basics of the M Language
  • Aggregating Excel Worksheets
  • Introduction to Power Query Formulas

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Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

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The trainer was very through and very helpful. The course was delivered superbly and I'm very pleased.

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Related Courses

This introductory Microsoft Excel course is ideal for beginners who want to learn how to produce spreadsheets, work with data and perform basic calculations.

This course has been developed for people wanting to use Excel to perform calculations with a variety of common worksheet functions, filter, sort and summarise database lists, format and modify charts, and conditionally format cells.

  • Work with multiple workbooks and worksheets at the same time
  • Share and protect workbooks
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Apply conditional logic
  • Audit worksheets
  • Present your data visually effectively
  • Understand the functions of Excel VBA
  • Understand applications of Excel VBA to improve efficiency
  • Use Excel VBA to enhance efficiency of the software
  • Investigate and solve problems related to Excel VBA
  • Create advanced formulas
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Apply conditional logic
  • Visualise data using basic charts
  • Implement advanced charting techniques
  • Use PivotTables, slicers and PivotCharts to analyse data
  • Prepare data for PivotTables
  • Create PivotTables from various data sources
  • Analyse data using PivotTables
  • Work with PivotCharts
  • Utilise Power Pivot in your data analysis
  • Visualise Power Pivot data
  • Apply the advanced functions to your data

Learn the basics of the M language and how to use Power Query to organise and query your data inside Excel.