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Excel Business Intelligence: Power Query

Modify Excel workbook queries

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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

    - [Instructor] I want to take a minute and just step back for a second, talk about modifying workbook queries. So throughout this section of the course, we've been adding all sorts of queries, loading all of the CSV files into our model, but I hadn't really taken a minute to step back and tell you what we need to do, if we ever need to edit or modify some of the queries we've already created. So it's very, very simple. All you need to do in the get and transform section is show your queries, which will populate that queries pane on the right side of your screen, and then from here, you can either right-click or hover over one of your queries, and it will allow you to either press edit and jump right back into the query editor, or you can even use some of those query editing tools right here in the menu, without going into the editor. Generally speaking, I'm pretty comfortable in the editor, so I like to go ahead and press the edit button and make my changes there, but it's up to you…

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