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About MF

An Excel nerd who just transition into a role related to data analytics at current company......😊 Recently in love with Power Query and Power BI.😍 Keep learning new Excel and Power BI stuffs and be amazed by all the new discoveries.

Workbook Statistics in #Excel 365

Whichever version of Excel you are using, you will see a lot of useful information about your worksheet/workbook in the Status Bar. Having said, many users are not aware of the presence of the status bar. Are you one of … Continue reading

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Unhide multiple sheets with #Excel 365

Photo Hunt time – What are the differences between the two screenshots? Three, Two, One… Answer: Did you see it? The long-awaited feature is finally here in Excel 365. The next question is how?

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Unselect selected cells with #Excel 365

First of all, I wish you a happy, healthy, and Excellent new year of 2023! Unselect selected cells Maybe you knew this already … we can select multiple cells/ranges by holding CTRL key. However, there was no way to unselect … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 🎄

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! BeExcellence !

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Basic Date Calculations – Power Query vs Excel Formula

It is quite common to perform date-related calculations when we work with Excel. Before Power Query, we must do it with built-in functions. However, we may not get the results we need with a single function most of the time. … Continue reading

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Convert text date into date with Power Query for #Excel

I have a couple of blogposts about how to convert dates stored as text in various formats into real date that Excel recognizes, and you can further work on it. There are many approaches such as text to column and … Continue reading

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Extract content from a column in Power Query for #Excel

It is a common task to extract certain texts from a cell in Excel. For example, we may want to If you are good in Excel formula, you may be able to achieve this by constructing formula with Excel functions … Continue reading

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Power Query Challenge from Excel On Fire

Split columns dynamically I came across this challenge from Excel On Fire. This challenge just happened related to the topic of my previous post regarding splitting column using Power Query. So i take the challenge and offer a different solution. … Continue reading

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Split column in Power Query for #Excel

In regular Excel, Text to Columns is the non-formula approach to split contents from a column into multiple columns. It is a very powerful feature in Excel which many users are not yet aware of it. If you want to … Continue reading

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Merge Columns in Power Query for #Excel

Merging columns is a super easy task in Power Query. What we need to know is where to click. Having said that, we need to pay attention to The order of selecting columns to be merged, as it directly impacts … Continue reading

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Replace values in Power Query

Find and Replace is quite common in Excel. If you are not sure about what options we have for Find and Replace, please read my blogpost here. In regular Excel, the Find and Replace action is one-off. Whenever we have … Continue reading

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How to sum a range with #ERRORS in #Excel?

SUM is probably the most frequently used function in Excel. And probably the first function we learned. Though powerful, it cannot handle errors… 😰 This is the fact we need to deal with. SUM cannot handle errors. AGGREGATE comes to … Continue reading

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The strange behavior of SUMIF and the quick fix

Have you ever got an incorrect result from SUMIF and wonder why? You can find the answer in this post. 🙂 Continue reading

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Basic text transformation in #Excel #PowerQuery

In regular Excel, all the above Power Query transformations can be done with simple functions, except for TRIM which Power Query does it slightly different from the regular Excel. You may read the previous post for more details. You may … Continue reading

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Trim like #Excel in #PowerQuery

In Power Query, there are some functions that are very similar to Excel, which you expect the same results from them. However, it may not be the case because they indeed perform differently. TRIM is one of them. TRIM is … Continue reading

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Keep the columns you need with #PowerQuery

When we import data from a data source, be it a data warehouse, a CSV/TXT file, or even an Excel Table, there are chances that there are many more columns than needed for analysis. This is particularly true when we … Continue reading

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A twist to turn Keep Duplicates into Keep Unique in #PowerQuery

In Power Query Editor, there is a button of “Keep Duplicates” in the ribbon. It’s located under Keep Rows in the section of Reduce Rows in the Home tab of the ribbon.     With this, it is super easy … Continue reading

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Keep the rows you need with #Excel Power Query

When we import data into Power Query editor, we should set the scope of data that we need. That means selecting only the rows and columns required for further processing. In the following video, I will show you different ways … Continue reading

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Data Type is NOT formatting in #PowerQuery

Let’s think about this scenario. In the first encounter of Power Query, you were presented with demonstrations that show all the powerful transformations done by Power Query. You were surprised and amazed with the demos. Normally we did not pay … Continue reading

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Close and Load… to table or to connection? That’s the question

Close and Load to is the last step in Power Query, but the first step in your reporting process. When I first learned Power Query, I preferred loading the result to Table as I could “see” the result on a … Continue reading

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