Introduction to Power Query

Power Query can really help you if you have external data sources that need tidying before you can analyse them.

By the end of this one-day course, you will be able to import, tidy up and transform data, and output a workable, clean data set for analysis.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Course overview

What you will learn

By the end of this one-day Power Query course, you will be able to:

  • State what Power Query is
  • Identify where in the data analysis process Power Query sits
  • Import data from various sources
  • Restructure and transform data ready for output
  • Load data to a Table Query, Create a Connection only and add to the Data Model

Course timetable

Session One: Power Query Introduction

  • What is it?
  • The Interface
  • Data Sources
  • Overview of Process (Txt Import to Load and Refresh)

Session Two: Importing Data

  • Excel Tables
  • Excel Workbook
  • CSV and Txt Files
  • Web Sites
  • From Folder

Session Three: Restructure and Transform Data

  • Remove Columns and Rows
  • Add Columns
  • Format Columns

Session Four: Load Data and Refresh

  • Table
  • Connection Only
  • Data Model
  • Refresh

Session Five: Additional Transformations

  • Merge and Append
  • UnPivot

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

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  • Two years of free support after your course
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For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

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We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

Did you know...

...Happy offers a wide range of course in Microsoft Excel?

These cover the full spectrum from introductory courses for total beginners to advanced courses for experienced users. We always hold an Introduction to Power Pivot course for analysing, visualising and reporting on large amounts of data.

Beginner Excel Core Level 1 for anyone who has never used Excel before. Find out more

Advanced Excel Pivot Tables: From Data to Dashboard to enable you to use the Pivot Table and Pivot Chart tools to summarise and display useful and relevant information and make use all of this data. Find out more

Introduction to Power Pivot to enable you to analyse, visualise and report on large amounts of data. Find out more