Automating Data Tasks in Excel using Power Query

Foiz Ahmed
Last Update March 27, 2024
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About This Course

In the era of big data, the ability to efficiently manage and analyze vast amounts of data is a critical skill for professionals across various industries. This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to leverage Power Query, a powerful data transformation and analysis tool in Excel, to automate and streamline data tasks.

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to harness the capabilities of Power Query to import, transform, and clean data from various sources, such as databases, spreadsheets, and web pages. They will explore advanced techniques for data manipulation, including merging and appending datasets, splitting columns, and performing calculations. Additionally, participants will discover how to create reusable data transformation workflows and automate data refreshes to ensure that their analyses remain up-to-date.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Power Query: Understanding the features and benefits of Power Query for data transformation and analysis.
  2. Data Importation: Importing data into Excel using Power Query from different sources, including databases, files, and web pages.
  3. Data Cleaning and Transformation: Cleaning and transforming raw data using Power Query’s intuitive interface and built-in functions.
  4. Advanced Data Manipulation: Performing advanced data manipulation tasks, such as merging and appending datasets, splitting columns, and unpivoting data.
  5. Data Enrichment and Augmentation: Enhancing datasets by combining them with external data sources and performing lookup operations.
  6. Error Handling and Data Quality: Implementing error handling techniques and ensuring data quality through validation and cleansing.
  7. Creating Custom Functions: Building custom functions in Power Query to automate repetitive data transformation tasks and streamline workflows.
  8. Parameterizing Queries: Parameterizing queries to make them dynamic and reusable across different datasets or time periods.
  9. Automating Data Refreshes: Setting up automated data refreshes to ensure that analyses and reports remain up-to-date with the latest data.
  10. Deploying Power Query Solutions: Deploying Power Query solutions within Excel workbooks and sharing them with colleagues and stakeholders.

Teaching Methodology: This course adopts a hands-on approach, combining instructor-led demonstrations with guided practical exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to work with real-world datasets and apply Power Query techniques to automate data tasks and solve common data challenges. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on practical application and problem-solving to ensure participants develop the skills and confidence to use Power Query effectively in their daily work

Learning Objectives

Understand the capabilities and benefits of Power Query for data transformation and analysis.
Learn how to import data from various sources into Excel using Power Query.
Gain proficiency in cleaning, transforming, and manipulating data using Power Query's features and functions.
Develop advanced skills in data enrichment, augmentation, and error handling.
Acquire the knowledge to create custom functions and parameterize queries to automate repetitive tasks.
Learn how to set up automated data refreshes to ensure analyses remain up-to-date.
Understand how to deploy Power Query solutions within Excel workbooks and share them with colleagues and stakeholders.

Material Includes

  • Tutorial Booklets
  • Instruction Videos

Requirements

  • Participants should have a basic understanding of Excel, including familiarity with functions such as SUM, AVERAGE. No prior experience with Power Query is necessary.

Target Audience

  • This course is suitable for business analysts, data analysts, financial analysts, Excel power users, and anyone responsible for managing and analyzing data in Excel. Basic proficiency in Excel is recommended but not required.

Curriculum

1 Lesson6h 30m

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