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Category Archives: Power Query

Importing CSV Files with Changing Start Row

In this post, we’re going to talk about importing CSV files with power query! This is a guest post written by John MacDougall, an Excel MVP from Canada. John ...

Ultimate Vlookup Alternative? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the Ultimate Vlookup Alternative post and a continuance from last week’s post. We will be using the same Excel workbook as we did in part ...

Ultimate Vlookup alternative? (Part 1)

Almost a year ago, more precisely in May of 2017 a site called defeat excel invited 27 Excel Experts (including myself) to end the endless debate of Vlookup vs. ...

Making Importing from Folder in Power Query (or Power BI) Bulletproof

I’ve always been a big fan of the Import from Folder feature in Power Query. So much so, that I wrote my first post on the topic way back in February of 2015. ...

Dynamic Calendar with Power Query or Power BI – Take 2

I guess every data professional that has ever taken on the challenge of creating data models either in Power Pivot or in Power BI knows the importance of the ...

Modifying Power Query M code with VBA
January 23, 2018

The core of this blog post is a VBA code that will create a copy of a Power Query M code, modify it, create a new sheet and load the result of the modified Query to ...

Table.Join – The Power Tool of Power Query

The basic explanation of Table.Join function in Power Query is to use Merge Queries on two steps of one single query. This will be a step by step tutorial on how to ...

Get a random subset of data with Power Query

The other day I made a Dashboard with a classic by time and relevant dimensions analysis. The data was pulled from Azure SQL DB, so Power Query was the method I ...

Dynamic Power Query

The following post was written as the reply to a great question Dane asked in the Comments section of the Power Query’s Unpivot Function post I wrote back in ...

USE POWER QUERY’S GET DATA FROM FOLDER TO GET DATA FROM MULTIPLE EXCEL FILES

I recently posted on how to make a process of getting data from a folder bulletproof. You can read it here. Whereas that post was about getting data from multiple ...

Creating a Dynamic Calendar for Your Data Model

This article will take care of the most fundamental need when it comes to Power Pivot or even Power BI and Time Intelligence. Having a Date Table (Calendar Table) is ...

My three favorite things in Excel 2016

First off, this post is written on basis of a public preview of Office 2016 which you can get here. The official version will contain a few more goodies like many ...

Get data from Folder in Power Query

Following a wide demand, I also wrote a post about getting data from Excel files in a folder. You can read it here and I recently followed up with a post on how to ...

Creating a dynamic Dropdown List with Data Validation from another workbook with a little help from Power Query

Probably the longest title of all times, but it leads to something great. First let’s explain Power Query. Power Query is an AddInn for Excel and part of ...

The New Pivot Column option in Power Query

If some pictures are hard to view, you can get the PDF of the article The Pivot option in Power Query. With the latest update of Power Query AddInn for Excel quite a ...

Unpivot with Power Query

One might think that analyzing data with a Pivot table is hard, but Unpivot a Pivot table proves to be even harder. But Power Query or better yet a Query editor ...