Retrieve, Transform, and Combine Data Using Power Query

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 coures is Power Query.
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 27, 2017
Duration
1h 52m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 27, 2017
Duration
1h 52m
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.

About the author
About the author

Ben is a Microsoft Project, Project Server/Online consultant, and Data Specialist with over 20 years of implementation experience. He has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, as well as blogging on various project server scenarios, has articles published on the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG), and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.

More from the author
Project Server 2010/2013 Administration
Intermediate
3h 2m
8 May 2015
Project Server 2013 Installation
Intermediate
2h 22m
13 Aug 2014
Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is ben howard and welcome to my course called Retrieve, Transform and Combine Data Using Power Query.

I am a principle consultant at Applepark ltd.

I first got interested in Power Query several years ago with the introduction of Project Online. It soon became apparent that Power Query provided me with the tools to analyse and visualise the Project Online data using oData, Power Query, Power BI and Excel I became an overnight convert to the world of self service Business Intelligence, and I haven’t looked back since.

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.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Excel.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn more about Power Query with the Retrieve, Transform and Combine Data Using Power Query course, at topwallpaper.