Excel Business Intelligence: Power Query

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  • Course details

    Microsoft Excel includes a powerful feature called Power Query—also known as Get & Transform or Get Data—which provides fast and powerful data gathering and cleansing capabilities. In this course—the first installment in the Excel Business Intelligence series—follow along with experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton as he shows you the robust capabilities of Power Query. Chris kicks off the course by outlining the power Excel landscape and spelling out when to use business intelligence tools like Power Query, Power Pivot, and DAX. He then dives into Power Query, explaining how to leverage key query editing tools to connect and transform data. Learn about basic Power Query table transformations, text-specific query editing tools, how to merge and append queries, and more. Chris also shares best practices for working efficiently with Power Query.

    Instructor

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      Chris Dutton

      Founder & COO, Maven Analytics

      • Chris Dutton is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and analytics consultant.Chris has nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across automotive, retail, insurance, and travel verticals. He has developed award-winning business intelligence and data visualization tools, which have been featured by Microsoft, the New York Times, and the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). As founder of Excel Maven, Chris has helped thousands of students learn how to use Excel as a dynamic and powerful analytics tool, and has developed personalized training programs for individuals, private groups, and businesses across the country. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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  • Welcome

    (gentle music) - [Chris] Hey, everyone, Chris Dutton here. And welcome to Excel Business Intelligence Part One, Power Query. In this part of the course, we'll kick off with a quick summary of the Power Excel landscape, explain when and why to use tools like Power Query and Power Pivot, and then focus on connecting and transforming data, using Excel's Query editing tools. We'll cover basic table transformations, date and text editing tools, and pro tips, like creating custom roll and calendars, pivoting and un-pivoting data, and merging and appending queries. Now keep in mind that this is part one of a three-part series, so make sure to check out part two, Data Modeling 101, as well as part three, Power Pivot and Dax. We've got a lot to cover, so let's dive in.

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