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Microsoft Excel Power Query
(2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365)

What You'll Learn in Microsoft Excel Power Query

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will become familiar with Power Query and its advanced selection of features. You will learn how to connect to external data sources, transform and cleanse your data, pivot and transpose your data, and create custom calculated columns.


  • Connect to data sources
  • Transform and cleanse data
  • Send Power Query data to other destinations
  • Pivot and transpose data
  • Group Power Query data
  • Create calculated columns
  • Understand Power Query parameters

Target Student

This course is for individuals who are familiar with the basics of Excel and who wish to further their learning about Power Query.

Course Outline

Section 1: Getting Started

Introduction to Power Apps

Versions and Compatibility

The Power Excel Workflow

When to Use Power Query and Power Pivot

What Is Power Query?

Power Query Interface


Section 2: Connecting to Data Sources

Introduction to Connecting to Data Sources

Loading Data from an Excel File and Excel Table

Loading Data from a Text File

Loading Data from a Database

Loading Data from a Folder

Loading Data from the Web


Section 3: Transforming and Cleansing Data

Introduction to Cleansing Data

Editing Queries

Editing Column Headers

Understanding Data Types

Splitting Column Data

Replacing Data

Sorting and Filtering Data

Removing Duplicates from a List

Using the Fill Command


Section 4: Sending Power Query Data to Other Destinations

Loading to an Excel Workbook

Loading to a Data Model

Power Query Load Settings

Power Query Refresh Settings

Deleting Power Queries


Section 5: Pivot and Transpose Data

Transposing Query Data

Pivoting and Unpivoting Column Commands in Action


Section 6: Grouping Power Query Data

Duplicating a Query

Grouping and Summarizing Data

Advanced Data Grouping


Section 7: Creating Custom Calculated Columns

Creating Conditional Columns

Creating a Date Calculation

Creating a Custom Column Calculation

Creating an Index Column

Section 8: Working with Multiple Data Sources

Working with Multiple Excel Tables

Understanding Table Relationships

Merging Queries

Appending Queries


Section 9: Advanced Transformations

Understanding the Importance of Clean, Organized Data

Converting Columns to Rows

Cleaning Up Nested Data

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Microsoft Excel Power Query

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
June 6, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$495.00 Online
October 22, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$495.00 Online
March 11, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$495.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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