Retrieve, Transform, and Combine Data Using Power Query

Description

Information today exists in multiple locations, from a simple text file, to social networks such as Facebook. Retrieving and then combining related information from such disparate data sources in order to provide meaningful insights into the information has historically been a difficult, if not impossible task. In this course, Retrieve, Transform, and Combine Data Using Power Query, you'll see how Power Query provides the cornerstone to Microsoft's PowerBI solution which aims to solve just this problem. First, you'll learn how learn how to retrieve data from various sources, as well as how how to cleanse and shape the data so that you have the data in the format you desire. This is also known as mashing up the data. Next, you'll learn how to combine data from different sources. At this stage, you're able to provide new insights into your data. Finally, you'll learn how to share the queries you've created. By the end this course, you'll know how to use Power Query to access disparate data sources, cleanse and transform the data, and prepare it so that it can be used in super powerful ways to provide new insights into your world of data

Who Should Attend

This course targets the Business Intelligence (BI) Self Service professional who needs to obtain and shape data from multiple and various sources so that the data can provide useful BI to report viewers. The focus of this course is Power Query.

Requirements

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Excel

Content

In this course, we are going to how to install Power Query in the various versions of Excel, and then cover off the following topics. We’ll learn how to retrieve data from various sources. We’ll learn how to cleanse and shape the data so that we have the data in the format we desire. This is also known as mashing up the data. We’ll learn how to combine data from different sources. At this stage we’re able to provide new insights into our data. We’ll learn how to share the queries we’ve created and finesed.

By the end this course, you’ll know how to use Power Query to access disparate data sources, cleanse and transform the data, and prepare it so that it can be used in super powerful ways to provide new insights into your world of data.

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