Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Query to Get and Transform Data

Microsoft Excel Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Excel® Versions: 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): Live classroom (LC) | Virtual classroom (VC)

Course Dates: April 23, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Public scheduled courses are delivered as live classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). All courses are instructor-led.

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Course Overview

In this course, students will learn to import, connect to, and manipulate data using Excel’s amazing Power Query tool (also called Get and Transform). Power Query is part of Excel’s suite of Business Intelligence (BI) tools. Students will create, name, edit and refresh queries and connect to both Excel workbooks and external data sources. In the Query Editor, columns will be added, removed, split and merged. Using Power Query, participants will learn to clean different types of data including text, numbers and dates. Data will be pivoted and unpivoted and will be combined in different ways. Students will also learn to create calculations using Power Query’s “M” language and will create a pivot table from queried data.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft Excel courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Getting Started with Power Query

  • Overview of the capabilities of Power Query
  • Using Power Query with other tools

Creating a Query

  • Creating a query
  • Naming a query
  • Adding steps to a query
  • Removing steps from a query
  • Loading vs connecting
  • Refreshing a query

Working in the Query Editor

  • Overview of the Query Editor
  • Using the different tabs in the Ribbon
  • Right-clicking column headings to access different commands
  • Filtering columns
  • Sorting columns

Connecting to Different Data Sources

  • Common source types
  • Importing data from different sources
  • Connecting to data from different sources
  • Connecting to folders

Working with Columns in Power Query

  • Converting columns to different types of data
  • Inserting columns
  • Removing columns
  • Combining columns
  • Splitting columns

Cleaning and Transforming Data

  • Formatting text, number and date columns
  • Removing spaces
  • Changing case
  • Removing blank rows
  • Removing rows with errors
  • Filling in data in empty cells
  • Removing duplicates
  • Extracting the left, right or middle characters in a column
  • Transforming data using pivot or unpivot
  • Working with dates

Combining Data

  • Combining data from multiple sheets into one sheet or data source
  • Combining data from multiple sources

Creating Calculations

  • Creating calculations using Power Query’s “M” language
  • Understanding basic syntax
  • Creating common calculations

Creating a Pivot Table from a Query

  • Creating a pivot table from a query
  • Refreshing the query and the pivot table

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Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Query to Get and Transform Data (Virtual classroom course or in Toronto)
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April 23, 2021
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