Excel: Power Query - How to Import and Clean Data Quickly

Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19C0317

  • Importing data into Excel from text files
  • Importing data into Excel from web pages
  • Importing data into Excel from a database
  • How to avoid the "million-rows" limitation by connecting to external sources
  • Creating Pivot Tables from external data sources
  • Using the Query Editor to create calculated columns in pivot tables
  • Using the Query Editor to clean and transform data

Overview of the webinar

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 case, 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!

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at users of Excel (2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows) 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. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Power Query is only available for Excel 2010, Excel 2013 and 2016 for Windows in Office Professional Plus, Office 365 Professional Plus or the standalone editions of Excel 2013 & 2016. If in doubt whether this training is relevant for your version of Excel, please check with your IT department.

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! 

Faculty - Mr. Mike Thomas

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.

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