This course explores the workflow of making connections to various data sources using the Excel version of Power Query. Power Query is an “ETL” tool that extracts, transforms, and loads data. This tool has a user-friendly interface that enables the Excel user to connect to data sets they previously did not have access to. It also enables powerful data transformations without requiring any coding and will save the Excel user time in performing their cleanup of data.
This course is the second in a twelve-part series, Power Query: Beginning Data Analytics for the Excel User. The series is designed so the Excel user can learn the functionality of Power Query and the many benefits of this powerful tool. Each 1-hour webcast has hands-on examples to enable the Excel user to experience the active learning of Power Query.
- Workflow of making a connection
Navigator dialog box
Global and current workbook
Data load options
Queries and connections
Data source settings
Hands-on examples: importing files and databases
- Recognize the many connectors Power Query can work with and how to connect to multiple data sources
- Understand how to import various types of files and databases
Excel users who want to develop data analytics skills
Save all data sets provided to a central location on your computer