Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies
By Michael Alexander
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2016
Pages: 288

Learn to:

  • Extract data from databases and external files for use in Excel reporting
  • Create powerful interactive reporting mechanisms and dashboards
  • Integrate Power Query with Power Pivot to create truly robust Business Intelligence

The Excel guide that no serious data cruncher should live without!

Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of tools and reporting capabilities available in Excel? Look no further! Inside, you'll discover how Power Pivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities.

  • Rev up your reporting — fire up Power Pivot, build table relationships, and create robust pivot table reporting using multiple data sources
  • Formulate a plan — find out how to add formulas to Power Pivot reports and get the know-how to share your BI solutions with others
  • When in doubt — get the lowdown on Power Query, from choosing where to load Query results to refreshing and managing queries—and everything in between
  • Can't we all just get along? — discover how to make Queries work together, build your own Query functions, and make marvelous magic with M Query language
  • Get what you need — transform your way to better data by adding Query filters, filling in blank spaces and empty values, splitting and merging columns, and transposing and pivoting data

Open the book and find:

  • How to create your own database right in Excel
  • Ways to make pivot tables that use multiple data sources
  • How to scrape websites and import hard-to-reach data with Power Query
  • Tricks to simplify and automate data cleanup and transformation
  • How to create your own powerful formulas and functions to go beyond simple data imports
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