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Excel: Power Query

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Who Should Attend?

Excel Power Query will allow you to transform the way you work with data. This will reduce the amount of Macros that need to be created and will show you how to shave hours off your day with practical examples, tips, and tricks. By the end of the course, you will be an expert at cleaning, transforming and reshaping your data so that it is ready to analyse.


This course is perfect for existing users of Excel who spend a lot of time manually preparing data for analysis. Previous experience of Pivot Tables and Formulas would be needed

Training Locations

Our open classroom courses are held in Merseyside where we have state of the art training facilities. We also provide in-house training solutions at any office location in the UK or Europe. We frequently deliver training in Liverpool, Wirral, Blackpool, Manchester, London, Chester, Warrington, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, Leatherhead, Aberdeen and Ireland.

Closed courses can also be delivered in European countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, France, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and off shore.... Either in English or local languages

Software Versions

We offer training solutions for all versions of Excel - 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365.

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Course Duration

Duration: 1 Day Classroom Training or Online

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Getting Started

  • Introduction to Power Query
  • Power Query User Interface – A Walkthrough
  • Importing Data Rules and Best Practice

Data Preparation - Part 1

  • Combine or Merge Multiple Files from a Folder
  • Importing Data from the Web
  • Merge Queries vs. Append Queries
  • JOIN Types for Beginners
  • Understanding JOIN Concept and its Types
  • JOINS in Action – Basic Example
  • Quick DOs and DONTs for Merge Queries
  • Merging Queries with more than 1 KeyID Column
  • Fuzzy Lookup

Data Preparation - Part 2

  • Using First Rows as Header
  • Cleaning Up Data with Case Change, TRIM, CLEAN
  • Working with Data Types
  • Removing Duplicates and Blank Rows, Split Column
  • Rectify Date Format using Data Type (Locale)
  • Adding a Conditional Column
  • Merge Columns (Concatenate)

Data Preparation (Re-Structuring) - Part 3

  • Unpivot Column
  • Group By
  • Transpose


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