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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If we want to see when a workbook was last modified, we can see the information from File Explorer, or Excel Info Very handy indeed. However, if you want the information to be put on a worksheet, there is no … Continue reading
As mentioned in the previous post, the awareness of Power Query is extremely low. In my experience, the hurdle for people who have learned Power Query but not feeling comfortable in using it is the fact that they are not … Continue reading
This is an extension of the previous post. Here’s the task: If the data is coming from a CSV file, the solution is super easy. You may download the sample CSV file to follow along.
It is a common task to replace a value with another value in Power Query. It can be easily done with “Replace Values”. However if you want to replace a value with the corresponding value in another column, it’s not … Continue reading
In the previous post Rename column names in a dynamic way with #Excel #PowerQuery, I talked about the key steps involved to rename column names in a dynamic approach; and the inspiration as well as the thinking process. As mentioned at … Continue reading
Situation: We have many different tables to be appended. It should be a simple task with Power Query. You may refer to my blogpost here for the basic of appending tables with Power Query. Nevertheless, life could be challenging in … Continue reading