How to use Power Query in Excel

Power Query is a powerful data connectivity and data transformation tool that is available in Microsoft Excel. It allows you to connect to a wide range of data sources, such as spreadsheets, databases, and cloud services, and to easily manipulate, shape, and transform the data to meet your needs.

You learn to install and use Power Query in Excel.

Download

It is an extra tool which can be installed in the same way we add onther Add-ins. We can download the add_in from the following link, and choose a desired language, then press download.

Power Query download

You will have to choose the version as per your Excel installation (32 bit or 64 bit). Wait for it to download, and then install it.

Open Microsoft Excel, and click File.

Power Query click file

Click Options.

Power Query click options

Click on Add-ins, Browse manager to COM Add-ins, and then press Go.

Power Query com addins

Check the Microsoft Power Query for Excel, and then press Ok.

Power Query click ok

Get data

Now, click on Power Query, then choose any options in the Get External Data.

Power Query get external data

Note: This tutorial article uses online search that is also in the Get External Data.

Write something relevant to search, and click on search.

Power Query online search

Note: You could now click on the result, and choose the kind of data you would like to display. This is just one example of how to use the Power Query, as there are a lot of other ways to use it.

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